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Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Delicious, copycat old fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies. Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, these glazed Oatmeal cookies are a hit!

Iced oatmeal cookies on a wire rack.

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 old fashioned 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.

I think I remember eating them as a child, or maybe that’s my imagination. They seem very much like the kind of good old fashioned cookie you might find at your grandmother’s house.

In any case, whenever I see them at the store I’m seized by the urge to buy a few (or a few dozen).

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

Unlike other oatmeal cookies, you don’t just fold rolled oats into your dough. You use coarse oat flour (powdered oats) to give these their chewy crumb.

This recipe is easy to make and inexpensive to boot! I can’t wait to serve a platter of these next time company comes over.

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Step by step photos showing how to make iced oatmeal cookies from scratch.

How to make Iced Oatmeal Cookies

  • First, you’ll want to create a powder (or flour) with your oatmeal. You can use either a food processor or a blender, and pulse it several times. You don’t want a “fine” powder, so leaving small pieces is perfect. I pulsed mine 6 times, for 1 second each time. Set this aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, blend your butters with sugars. Add in eggs and remaining cookie ingredients. Blend until thoroughly combined.
  • Next, you’ll drop your cookie dough by large tablespoons (I use a medium sized cookie scoop), and place it onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 14-16 minutes. I like mine a little crunchier so I go closer to 16 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Once cooled, you can make your glaze. Whisk your powdered sugar with cream and cinnamon until smooth. Frost your cookies and allow to harden. ENJOY.

Baking tip: For softer cookies, take these out around the 14 minute mark. If you’re a fan of oatmeal cookies with a little more crunch, leave them in for as long as 18 minutes. Just keep a close eye on them so the bottoms don’t burn!

Glaze for iced oatmeal cookies in a bowl being spread on cookies.

Glaze for Oatmeal Cookies

It makes me sad to think that there are likely so many people out there who have never known the sheer joy of biting into an oatmeal cookie coated with a sugary glaze.

They’re just eating their oatmeal cookies plain and unfrosted. Tragic, right?

If that’s you, then stop everything you’re doing and go make these! The icing is thin and glossy, not like a thick buttercream or creamy ganache.

The glaze on these cookies hardens but dissolves the minute it hits your tongue. You’ll think the cookies will be crunchy when get that satisfying first bite of the crisp layer of icing.

Then, the sugary glaze melts in your mouth as you enjoy soft, chewy oatmeal cookie paradise.

Iced oatmeal cookies arranged on a small wire rack.

Freezing Tips

Wait, do you mean you DON’T plan to eat the entire batch of these cookies in 2 days? We’ll see about that once you taste them.

Kidding (kind of). Yes, you can freeze these cookies! They’ll keep well in an airtight container in the freezer for a few months. Double the recipe so you’ll have plenty to stash away in the freezer for school lunches or surprise visits from company.

If you’re like me, though, you won’t be able to resist having more than your share. As a coffee devotee, I’m always on the hunt for new treats to enjoy with my morning and afternoon caffeine fix.

With a hint of spice and extra sweetness from the glaze, these were a match made in heaven for my daily coffee. Who says you can’t have oatmeal cookies for breakfast?

My kids loved these with an ice cold glass of milk! Truly, there’s no wrong way to enjoy a good cookie.

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Yield: 4 dozen

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes

Delicious, copycat Iced Oatmeal Cookies. Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, these glazed Oatmeal cookies are a hit!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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A batch of classic Iced Oatmeal Cookies is always a good idea! As a dessert or snack, you’ll never be sorry to have fresh baked chewy cookies in your kitchen.

Aimee

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Posted on August 1, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. Most of these reviews are theoretical or memorial. I am actually MAKING these cookies right now, and they are DIVINE. Dough is yummy, bakes up beautifully (not too much spreading). Cookie is tender and tasty. Haven’t cooled enough to ice yet, but they can only get better and better. Highly recommend you stop thinking about these and BAKE THEM NOW!

  2. These cookies are AMAZING!! Followed the recipe exactly(easy).
    After I glazed them, I put in the refrigerator to harden & they came out incredible!! 
    Everyone absolutely LOVED them! This recipe will be a favorite from now on!!

  3. I LOVE OATMEAL COOKIES BUT I LIKE TO ADD CHOPPED PECANS TO MINE.I AM GOING TO TRY SEPERATING ABOUT 1/3 OF FROSTING & MIXING WITH 2-4 TBL. OF CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER UNTIL SMOOTH & ICING PART OF THE COOKIES.BESIDES LIKING CHOPPED PECANS IN MY OATMEAL COOKIES I ALSO LIKE PEANUT BUTTER WITH THEM. GMC

    1. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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!

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

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

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

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

  13. 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 🙂

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

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

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