Delicious, copycat old fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies. Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, these glazed Oatmeal cookies are a hit!
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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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 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.
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.
More Oatmeal Cookie recipes
- These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are a childhood favorite. Classic cookie and easy to make!
- These homestyle Iced Caramel Toffee Oatmeal Cookies are better than anything bought in a store! Bake a batch today and watch them disappear!
- Soft and chewy, old fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg! Delicious, homemade cookies like you enjoyed in childhood!
- Light and crispy Lemon Oatmeal Cookies from Your Homebased Mom are the perfect treat for any lemon lover.
More Cookie Recipes
- Maple Iced Oatmeal Cookies
- Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pie
- Oatmeal Cream Pies
- Almond Bars
- Butterscotch Blondies
Delicious, copycat Iced Oatmeal Cookies. Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, these glazed Oatmeal cookies are a hit!
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
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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.
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.