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Iced Oatmeal Cookies {Recipe}

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

These iced oatmeal cookies remind me of those store bought ones you would get as a kid but these are even better! They are crispy on the edges but thick and chewy in the center. There are a few tricks to making these cookies: one is to ground the oats up a bit after measuring them. This gives the cookies a great thick texture. The other trick is to dip the cookies straight down into the icing, then pull the cookies straight out. The icing should stick onto the tops of the cookies and not settle into the crevices, making these looks just like the store bought kind. I usually make this with a classic glaze icing, but my husband loves these topped with lemon icing. To make lemon icing, just add some fresh lemon juice to the powdered sugar before adding the water. Adjust the water as necessary so your icing is not too thick or thin. Here’s my dairy free recipe adapted from Mother Thyme.

Iced Oatmeal Cookies {Recipe}
Serves: 3 dozen
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbs. water
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Measure out the rolled oats and then pulse them in a food processor for about 10 seconds until they are coarsely ground.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the oats with flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the oil with the sugars until combined.
  5. Add in eggs one at a time and then vanilla extract.
  6. With the mixer running on low, add in flour mixture until combined.
  7. Scoop dough (I like to use the OXO brand medium cookie scoop) into 2 Tbs. sized balls and bake for 10-12 minutes until the bottoms begin to brown.
  8. Cool completely before adding the icing.
  9. In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar with the water. You may want to add the water a little at a time to make sure it doesn't become too thin. The key to icing these cookies is to dip the cookies straight down into the icing and then lift the cookie straight up. That should create the cool store bought effect.