Friday, November 22, 2013

Iced Oatmeal Cookies


I am in a baking mood. I think it is the cold temperatures and the thought of Christmas being right around the corner.  I am hoping to spend all weekend in the kitchen.



These cookies were super easy and oh so delicious. They were to appease Mr. J when he was begging me to get him Little Debbie oatmeal pies.  Those packages cookies gross me out. They always have, even when I was a kid.  I cannot bring myself to buy them.



I ate a whole bunch with no glaze.  Mr. J liked the glaze. I will be making these again. Soon.  With thoughts of peanut butter frosting sandwiched in between two cookies.  

Cheers to a weekend of baking!




Iced Oatmeal Cookies

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert oatmeal cookie
Ingredients (30 cookies)
For the Cookies:
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Glaze
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
Instructions
For the Cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheets with cooking spray and set aside.
Place rolled oats in a food processor and pulse for about 10 seconds until coarse.

Mix oats with flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Using an electric mixer cream butter and sugars.

Add in eggs one at a time then vanilla extract.

Gradually add in flour mixture until combined.

Roll dough into 2 tablespoon size balls and place on baking sheet spacing about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until the bottoms begin to brown.

Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Glaze:
Mix confectioners sugar and milk together in a medium bowl.

Quickly dip tops of cookies into glaze and let excess drip off.

Place back on wire rack until glaze sets.
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11 comments:

  1. I used to lick the icing off those old-fashioned oatmeal cookies as a kid haha. These look softer/much yummier! Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. I had a few finger licks from the pan drippings.

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  2. I'm also in a baking mood. The holidays always kick my backside into the kitchen and to the oven. I made blue cornbread last night.

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  3. I am feeling the baking itch too! These cookies look so good. Remind me of the iced oatmeal cookies I used to eat as a child. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Lovely cookies!! Icing just adds the perfect touch. :)

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  5. These cookies look fabulous, Emily! Pinning!

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  6. I made these as one of my Christmas cookies, my kids and I ate them before Christmas got here. Will be making more of these for sure.

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed them. They are definitely a new family favorite for us. Happy Holidays!

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