Oatmeal Raisin Cream Pies

Chef: Bill Brodsky

Serves: 4 people

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INGREDIENTS

OATMEAL COOKIES

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, soft

  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar

  • 1 Tsp Salt

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

  • 1 1/2Cups All Purpose Flour

  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda

  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon

  • 3 Cups Oats

  • 1 Cup Raisins

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • 4 Cups Cream Cheese, room temp

  • 2 Cups Butter, soft

  • 5 Cups Confectioner’s Sugar

METHOD:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR OATMEAL COOKIES

  1.  In a KitchenAid, cream soft butter, sugars and salt until light and fluffy.

  2. On medium speed add eggs one at a time followed by vanilla extract  and whip again until light.

  3. Mix flour, baking soda and cinnamon and add in three stages on low speed.

  4. Between the second and third addition add the oats and raisins.

  5. Mix until the dough is homogenized. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

  6. Once rested, roll the dough between 2 sheets of parchment to about a ¼ inch thickness. Return to refrigerator.

  7. Once cold, cut dough with a ring cutter and bake at 325F, until golden brown.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  1. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment slowly mix cream cheese and half of the sugar until completely smooth.

  2. Add the butter and the remaining sugar and continue mixing until smooth again.

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Pipe a dollop of frosting onto the undersides of half of the cookies, then sandwich the second cookie on top.

  2. Store in an airtight container for at least 8 hours before serving to soften the cookie