Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Delicious, Iced Oatmeal Cookies. Better than the grocery store version!
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Iced Oatmeal Cookies....better than the grocery store version!

Do you ever make something and think to yourself, “Oh my gosh this is the best thing I’ve ever eaten.”

The day I made these cookies, that’s how I felt. And the next day too. And on the third day, they were gone, and I cried.

These cookies taste very similar to the iced oatmeal cookies you get at the grocery store. I don’t even know if there is a brand name, it may just be the store brand that I enjoy so much.

But no more. No more will I buy those when I know how to make them at home. And, hellooooo, they are oatmeal. Healthy.



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Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen


    For the Cookie:
  • 1 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 cup quick oats
  • 2 cup flour
  • For the Icing:
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. In food processor, add oatmeal and pulse until partly ground. Don’t make into a fine powder, leave some chunks. I pulsed mine 6 times, at 1-2 seconds each. Set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl, blend together butter with sugars. Mix 1-2 minutes until combined. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix in remaining cookie ingredients and blend until thoroughly combined.
  3. Drop by several tablespoons onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 14-16 minutes. I like mine a little bit crunchier, so I went closer to 16 minutes. Remove and cool.
  4. To make glaze, whisk together powdered sugar with heavy cream and cinnamon until smooth. Frost each cookie and allow to harden. You can put them in refrigerator to speed up process (about 30 minutes).
  5. Enjoy!

40 Responses to “Iced Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. posted Feb 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Oh, yeah…I believe you!!! YUM.

  2. posted Feb 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I looooove iced oatmeal cookies. They remind me of after-school visits to my grandma’s house. Definitely will be making these!

  3. posted Feb 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Isn’t it terrible, I love those cheap, no name, store bought, iced oatmeal cookies too. It’s a secret I try to hide but no more. I can’t wait to try these! Pinned!

  4. posted Feb 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Love this! We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party this Friday (the 10th) and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button!

  5. posted Feb 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Yum!!! Oatmeal cookies are definitely a favorite of mine…but I like them chewy:-) And having frosting on top…even better!!!!

  6. posted Feb 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Oh yum! Delicious!

  7. posted Feb 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    These remind me of a cookie I used to eat when I was a little girl. They look so sinful!

  8. posted Feb 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Those look SO amazing. I would have cried when they were gone too. :) I must make these.

  9. posted Feb 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Oooh, delicious! I adore oatmeal cookies, and the icing sounds divine.

  10. posted Feb 7, 2012 at 4:37 am

    I loved those cookies growing up but have not had one in years. I have to make these soon. Can’t wait to taste them but not excited for the years when they are gone.

  11. posted Feb 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    If that;s the best thing you ever had, they’ve got to be pretty good! YUM!

  12. posted Feb 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Over the weekend I was actually thinking about doing a cookie like this one… An iced oatmeal! These look delicious, and I bet would be even better dipped in milk!!
    Leslie :)

  13. posted Feb 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Oh yum! Your cookies look like a childhood cookie I had, so I must make them to take me back in time.

  14. posted Feb 8, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Ohh yum! I just made chocolate chip cookies but now I’ll have to add these to my list to make next time.

  15. posted Feb 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    These look incredible, Aimee! I love oatmeal cookies. This icing sends them over the top. Absolutely beautiful!

  16. posted Feb 9, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Pinning these right now Aimme! I wish I had a few to munch on right now. Thanks as always for linking up!

  17. posted Feb 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    They look yummy!!! I also LOVE the presentation with that awesome Milk pitcher (I came over from It’s a keeper Thursday)

  18. posted Feb 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I just printed off the recipe. I am a cookie lover and will be making these soon.. Thank you I’ll let you know andi

  19. posted Feb 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm


    I love oatmeal cookies, can’t wait to try these!

    Coming to you from the blog hop!

  20. posted Feb 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Just found you from Six Sisters’ Stuff. Just yesterday I was eating a store bought iced oatmeal cookie and thought – I can make this BETTER. I searched Pinterest but found nothing that looked good. Yours looks so good, I just pinned it!

  21. posted Feb 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I completely forgot about iced oatmeal cookies! I used to love those as a kid. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and reminding me that I need to get my hands on some :) {or make them!}

    Stopping by from TTT

  22. Anonymous
    posted Feb 14, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Made these tonight! So VERY GOOD!
    Thank you for sharing this recipe!
    I found it on Pinterest

  23. posted Feb 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Aimee, Just wanted to let you know that I made these cookies. Excellent cookies, and I have posted them on my blog. Hope you can come over and visit. Thank you for the cookie recipe. Andi

  24. posted Feb 18, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Oooh….I love iced oatmeal cookies. Yours look perfect. Can’t wait to try them. Pinning…


  25. Andrea W.
    posted Feb 23, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Making these this weekend! I have gone through plenty of packages of store brand…these look even better! All they need is a tall glass of milk. Thanks for sharing!

  26. posted Feb 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    There is no other (polite) way to put this – these are damn good!!! Now that I’ve made these cookies I have quite the dilemma. They’re supposed to survive and make it to a party tonight at 6:00pm, but I’ll be home alone with these cookies staring at me saying Eat Me.

  27. posted Feb 28, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I love and still do love those cookies. Pinning this.

  28. posted Jun 5, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    O love oatmeal cookies but frosted oatmeal cookies? YUM!!!!

  29. Anonymous
    posted Sep 28, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Have you ever tried these with the old fashioned oats? Do you think they would still work?

    • posted Sep 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      I have not substituted them myself, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. You pulse them in a food processor to break them down anyways, I say go for it!

  30. Anonymous
    posted Sep 28, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks! They turned out great! Best cookies I’ve had in a long time. Absolutely delicious!

    • posted Sep 28, 2012 at 11:35 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them. They are by far one of my favorites as well!!

  31. DeAnna
    posted Sep 26, 2013 at 12:43 am

    I have made these twice now. Once I used whole grain oats, added a cup of raisins, and left off the icing. They were awesome.

  32. Gail
    posted Apr 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    My mom made these when I was little alot! They are awesome. She always iced them with a maple frosting. Yum!

  33. george
    posted May 7, 2014 at 1:50 pm


  34. Natasha
    posted Jun 20, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Can I use milk instead of heavy cream for the frosting or will it not set up right?

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  37. posted Sep 17, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Just checking – is it def. 1 TBSP of baking powder? I’m just not used to so much baking powder in a recipe…

    • posted Sep 18, 2015 at 8:28 am

      I know, it seems high, but it will be amazing. TRUST ME :)

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