Secret Recipe Club

I feel as though I have been running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off.

If that make sense.

Good news…my shin splints are gone! Who knew, that rest, ice, compression, elevation crap really worked!

I also advise fro-yo, some good netflix watching, and Mr. Happy to help rub those shin splints away.


No matter how busy I get, I always have time for y’all.

Oh, and Secret Recipe Club.

I have yet to miss a month.

It’s my fave time of the month.

Fo reeeeeaaaaalz.


Here we go.

I was super ecstatic when I learned that my secret blogger for this month was Jess Wakasugi (pretty awesome name, huh?), the 20-something baker/cook behind the blog Life’s Simple Measures.

Jess is a super amazing baker.

I mean, seriously…check out this recipe index.

I spent hours trying to decide what to make.

I wanted to bake everything from her 7-Layer Magic Bars to her Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars and her Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies. Say whaaaaaaat!?

But…alas! My childhood spoke to me…Oatmeal Creme Pies.

Everything you could want in a Little Debbie re-make and more!


I could have eaten the entire cookie dough alone!


These babies have slightly crispy edges, with a chewy interior.


This cookie defines an oatmeal cookie.


It’s all about the oats.


Super hearty with a hint of cinnamon.


Dare I say these are acceptable breakfast cookies.


Oh, and the creme!


Super duper creamy.


To make the recipe gluten-free, I used gf oat flour/oats and I made a coconut cream filling.


To keep these longer, I stored them in the freezer and let them thaw for about 5 minutes before eating.



5.0 from 2 reviews
Oatmeal Creme Pies
Recipe type: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 24
Crispy, yet chewy oatmeal cookies sandwiched together w/ a creamy coconut milk vanilla filling. Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free.
  • For the cookies:
  • 1 stick + 2 T. unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ c. coconut sugar
  • ½ large egg
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c. + 2 T. gluten-free oat flour
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • ¼ t. salt
  • ⅛ t. ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 c. gluten-free rolled oats
  • For the vanilla coconut creme filling:
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated
  • 2 T. pure maple syrup
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  1. For the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  4. Stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  6. Fold in the oats.
  7. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden and centers are basically set.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet. This will allow them to crisp up.
  9. While cookies are cooling, make the filling.
  10. Open the canned coconut and scoop the thick cream from the top of the can and save the liquid for something else.
  11. In a small mixing bowl, whip together the coconut cream, maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth.
  12. Spread about 1 tablespoon of filling on half a cookie and top with a remaining cookie half.
  13. Devour.



  1. Yum! Love the coconut in the filling as well. Glad to hear your shin splints are better!

  2. OMGosh. They look wonderful!!!!

  3. Omgosh, so glad you made these! We absolutely CHOWED these at our house. Your pictures are so beautiful and I love your descriptions of everything. Glad to bake with you!

  4. These look crazy amazing!

  5. These look crazy good – wow!

  6. Chelsy these oatmeal pies look just like my childhood memory, wowsa. Can you believe I got your blog again! Yay, thanks for another great recipe.

    • Chelsy says:

      Rhonda! Thank you so much! I loved you’re write up 🙂 I think you keep getting me because we have that special blogger bond…haha! 😉

  7. What a great SRC pick for this month. My mouth is watering BIG time!

  8. Ooh, just like Little Debbie’s only remarkably better I bet! 🙂

  9. Yes PLEASE!! Best looking oatmeal pies EVAH!!

  10. So glad to hear you are on the mend and what a fabulous SRC pick, with lovely photos! Karen

  11. These cookies look amazing! And that cookie dough- don’t think I would be able to resist it!

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