It looks like we’ve got a theme going this week and I might as well run with it, right? Monday, Joanna shared football season etiquette here. Then Audra taught us how to take pictures of food here. What’s left other than an awesome game-day dessert? Cue the Chocolate Football Oatmeal Cream Pies. This will be like the best tailgate ever – everybody loves each other and your food Instagrams will be awesome! I found these at Shugary Sweets and made them for our last Bupper Club. I don’t mean to call-out my friends but they went to town on these!
Chocolate Football Oatmeal Cream Pies
For the cookies:
:: 1 cup butter flavored Crisco
:: ¾ cup brown sugar
:: ½ cup granulated sugar
:: 1 Tbsp molasses
:: 1 tsp vanilla extract
:: 2 eggs
:: 1½ cup flour
:: ½ tsp salt
:: 1 tsp baking soda
:: ¼ tsp cinnamon
:: 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
:: 1½ cup quick oats
For the Filling:
:: 1 Tbsp very hot water
:: pinch salt
:: 10oz Marshmallow Fluff
:: ¾ cup butter flavor Crisco
:: 2/3 cup powdered sugar
:: 1 tsp vanilla
For the Topping:
:: 4 oz white chocolate, melted
1 | In large bowl, beat Crisco, brown sugar, granulated sugar, molasses, vanilla and eggs. Add flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa and cinnamon. Mix in the oats.
2 | Drop by ONE tablespoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet (shape into an oval). Bake 7-8 minutes in a 350 degree oven, until just starting to brown around the edges. DON’T OVERCOOK! Pinch edges of cookies into a football shape if they have rounded too much.
3 | After cookies have cooled, combine hot water with salt and mix until salt is dissolved. In large bowl, beat marshmallow fluff with Crisco, powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat on high until fluffy. Add in salt water and mix until well combined.
4 | Spread filling on one cookie and press second cookie on top.
5 | Using melted chocolate, drizzle the top to look like a football. Allow to set about ten minutes. Enjoy!
We expect to see good sportsmanship and good food this football season! Bring it on.