This easy homemade maple syrup sweetened filling for oatmeal cream pie cookies uses cream cheese as a base, instead of marshmallow fluff, for a perfectly simple and delicious pairing to any homemade oatmeal cookie! Options for vegan and gluten free oatmeal cream pies included!
Maple Cream Cheese Oatmeal Cream Pie Recipe
I've recently embraced my love for oatmeal raisin cookies. We've made them quite a few times in the last few months!
So, a natural next step was to test filling recipes for oatmeal cream pie cookies.
All the recipes I could find had marshmallow fluff in the filling, and while I'm a huge fan of homemade marshmallows, I decided that I wanted a more sophisticated flavor for this recipe.
Instead, of using marshmallows for the base, I opted for cream cheese and maple syrup. Let me just tell you, it's amazing!
Though not as sweet as other fillings, the tartness of the cream cheese offsets the sweetness of the oatmeal cookies perfectly!
If you are used to more sugar in your diet, you can add more maple syrup (or sugar) to taste. From these, just pair with your favorite oatmeal cookie recipe, or make these einkorn cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookies!
After you whip up the filling, use a piping bag to get an even application of the cream! Here is how much I use per cream pie cookie. Then just sandwich another cookie on top and press gently!
Vegan and Gluten Free Options
If you are looking to make this oatmeal cream pie recipe vegan or gluten free, I wanted to include a few options for you!
Vegan Oatmeal Cream Pie Modifications
To make this oatmeal cream pie recipe vegan, all you need to do is use a vegan cream cheese substitute.
You can purchase this at many grocery stores, or you can make your own vegan cream cheese. I have found that cashews make the best vegan cream cheese if you want to avoid soy, but soy versions are a bit more smooth.
Gluten Free Oatmeal Cream Pies
Since this recipe is really just for the oatmeal cream pie filling, you can use any oatmeal cookie you would like! In the event that you need a gluten free option, this recipe for gluten free oatmeal cookies creates the perfect base for the maple cream cheese filling!
The recipe even includes options for vegan, dairy-free, and egg-free substitutions.
How to Store Oatmeal Cream Pies
If you end up with any of your oatmeal cream pies left over, then you will want to store them in the fridge due to the cream cheese filling.
However, since the recipe only makes 6 oatmeal cream pie cookies, I'm guessing they will disappear quickly!
Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies FAQ
Can I double the recipe?
Absolutely! Double, triple, or quintuple the recipe! You can even use the serving slider within the recipe card to have it automatically make the changes for how many finished cream pie cookies you want to make!
Can I use honey instead?
Yes, although the flavor profile is going to be much different than the original recipe. Honey and maple syrup do taste differently, so just be aware!
Can I use sugar?
Yes! You can use powdered sugar, or white sugar instead of the liquid sweetener. I would start with a tablespoon and add more sugar to taste.
Can I use any oatmeal cookie recipe?
Of course! We like to use this einkorn oatmeal raisin cookie recipe, however, you can use any recipe you'd like.
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Maple Cream Cheese Oatmeal Cream Pies
- 12 oatmeal cookies (we like this einkorn cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookies)
- 1/2 cup softened cream cheese
- 1/4 cup butter room temp
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- dash of vanilla extract
- With an electric mixer, or by hand, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy, add maple syrup and vanilla and beat until well combined.
- Scrape filling into a piping bag or ziplok baggie, snip the end and pipe onto the bottom of one cookie (see post for filling example). Place second cookie on top.
- Makes 6 finished oatmeal cream pies.