I've had some serious cravings for an oatmeal cream pie Ala Little Debbie lately. I haven't had a Little Debbie anything in about ten or eleven years, so I have no idea why this desire crept up on me like it did. When in Washington DC recently, I had a chance to try a Cowvin Cookie at Sticky Fingers. And while very yummy, it wasn't exactly what I was looking for to match that individually wrapped, mass produced crap snack from Little Debbie. When I begged the internets for a recipe, a Twitter friend pointed me to this one at sugar-skull.com.
This recipe is really great. My cookies didn't come out perfect, as they were way too soft and fell apart easily. But I know that was from a combination of the 80+ degree heat in my kitchen causing the Earth Balance to soften too much while creaming with the sugar, along with me pulling them from the oven a little too soon. I was so worried about ending up with a crunchy cookie, which simply would not do. So next time, my cookies are going to get about 14-16 minutes in the oven. The cream filling was absolutely spot on to a Little Debbie! I was a little surprised, as the amount of powdered sugar with the shortening had me worried about ending up with more of a hard, super-sweet frosting. But instead the cream filling was soft, lightly sweet, and wonderful!
Next, I really want to try a vegan Swiss Cake Roll. Anyone know of a good cake recipe that is pliable enough to roll without cracking?