Maple Iced Oatmeal Cookies

These homestyle Maple Iced Oatmeal Cookies are packed with flavor! The wonderful texture and maple flavor will make them disappear fast!

Maple Iced Oatmeal Cookies with a crunchy outside and a sweet, chewy center! The glaze on top is the "icing on the cake"!

What’s your favorite cookie? Is it a homemade chocolate chip cookie? Or maybe you love easy no-bake cookies. Or, when you crave a cookie, do you run to the grocery store and pick up a package of Oreos? Or Chips Ahoy? Or how about those Iced Oatmeal Cookies?

Truth comes out when I ask these questions, haha. While a love these Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, my favorite might just be those store bought iced oatmeal. A few years back I made a homemade version of those classic ice oatmeal cookies.

Maple Iced Oatmeal Cookies with a crunchy outside and a sweet, chewy center! The glaze on top is the "icing on the cake"!

I was actually planning on making those again last week, until I noticed a little bottle of maple flavoring in my spice cupboard. I knew it would pair perfectly with these oatmeal cookies. I not only added the maple to the cookie dough, but also to the sweet icing on top!

So here’s my next question. Do you like crunchy or chewy cookies? Or do you like puffy cookies with a cake-like texture? For me? I love a good cookie that has a crunch on the exterior with a chewy center!

Today’s Maple Iced Oatmeal Cookies are perfect for those families who have divided tastes, haha. They DO have a crunchy texture on the outside, but a sweet chewy maple center. I think you’re going to love these. The recipe makes about 27-30 cookies and they went FAST at our house. I’ll be making them again very soon!

Maple Iced Oatmeal Cookies with a crunchy outside and a sweet, chewy center! The glaze on top is the "icing on the cake"!

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Yield: 27-30 cookies

Maple Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes


For the Cookie dough:

  • 2 cup quick cook oatmeal
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp maple flavoring
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

For the icing:

  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp maple flavoring
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. In a food processor (or blender), add oatmeal and pulse until partially ground. Don't make into a fine powder. I pulsed mine 6-8 times, for about 1-2 seconds each time. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, blend together melted butter with sugars. Mix for several minutes until well combined. Add in eggs and maple flavoring. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking soda, baking powder, oats and flour. Mix until thoroughly blended.
  4. Drop by large scoop (I use a 2 Tbsp scoop) onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for about 14-16 minutes (I tend to go closer to 16 for a little extra crunch when they cool). Remove from oven and cool on pan 3 minutes, then cool completely on wire rack.
  5. For the glaze, whisk together the sugar, maple and milk until smooth. Spoon over each cool cookie and allow to harden (about 15 minutes). ENJOY!

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Are you a homemade cookie person? Here are a few of my favorites:


Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies: these are my most requested cookie by family and friends!


Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Sticks: these buttery shortbread cookie sticks are amazing!!


Spider Cookies: these no bake cookies are easy enough for the kids to help make!

Love today’s Maple Iced Oatmeal Cookies? Check out some of these other cookie recipes from my friends:

Maple Iced Oatmeal Cookies with a crunchy outside and a sweet, chewy center! The glaze on top is the "icing on the cake"!

About Aimee

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Posted on October 5, 2015

Comments & Reviews

  1. I made these last night, 5/9/18. The house smelled AMAZING! I opted to make them crunchy by baking 16 mins. Next time I’ll bake a sheet for the min time noted. I’ll also use a smaller scoop. They enlarged more than expected. My coworkers will love me today!

  2. I’m making these for my Christmas Cookie Exchange, they sound so good!   I have to make 14 dozen!! Question, do you have to use maple extract?  How do you think maple syrup would work?   

    1. Maple syrup doesn’t have the same concentration you would want to achieve like the extract does. You could replace the extract and make these cinnamon instead like these:

  3. Omg these sound awesome!! I am all about chocolate in cookies, but your description of these beauties?? Oh goodness, I would like a few of these to eat right now, at almost midnight! Which is like the perfect time for cookies ‘n stuff. 😉 

  4. Chewy cookies, Aimee. Every time. The cakey ones just make me want to throw my hands in the air and give up. Why even bother?
    Maple icing is pretty much where I want to live. Build me a house made out of it. These are perfect!

  5. I think chocolate chip is my absolute favorite cookie to make but I am living the maple and oatmeal combination in this!

  6. Give me one of these cookies.. and then I’ll eat 8 more! How delicious, I love that maple icing!

  7. Cookies that are crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy inside are my favorite! I love the maple icing on top of these cookies!

  8. I’m a big fan of chocolate chip cookies, but I wouldn’t mind one of these yummy oatmeal cookies either! 🙂

  9. Dear Aimee, this New England girl loves everything maple. Yesterday we went to the Deerfield Fair, New England’s oldest family fair – (since the 1700’s!) and among other things, had maple iced fried dough! Divine. Reminds me of your scrumptious iced cookies! Must try these.

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