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Iced Oatmeal Cookies

December 18, 2011

Please tell me you know what I’m talking about when I say I used to love those packaged iced oatmeal cookies.

Joey had no idea what I was talking about. I was extremely tempted to buy him a bag — yeah, they come in a bag, and if that’s not a sign I shouldn’t be eating them, then the ingredient list certainly is — but I wasn’t about to drop $5 on cookies that I was about to blow out of the water with my own version.

And I did just that.

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Oh, baby.

I didn’t expect much from these. I mean they’re made of oatmeal and whole wheat flour and after the sugar, butter and chocolate cookie binge I’ve been on lately, ingredients with actual nutritional value sounded like a recipe for boredom.

Wrong.

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Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Makes ~15 cookies

For the cookies:

  • 1 1/4 old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg

For the icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk*
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • dash of salt

*Any milk will do.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grind half the oatmeal in a food processor, till a flour-like consistency, then add remaining oatmeal and grind to a coarse meal. Having some whole flakes of oatmeal left is perfectly fine.
  2. Mix the other dry ingredients, including the ground oatmeal (everything but butter and egg) in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix butter and egg, then add wet ingredients to dry and mix.
  3. Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough onto a greased baking sheet, or a baking sheet covered with a baking mat and bake for 16-20 minutes. Cookies should be golden brown when done.
  4. Move cookies to a wire cooling wrack* and let cool completely before icing them.
  5. For the icing, whisk together the ingredients (it should look like honey), then drizzle over cookies and allow the frosting to “set.”*

*I dont’ have a cooking wrack, so I just use the second wrack in my oven. Just remember to take it out before you heat up the oven!

*The icing didn’t fully set until the next day, but I ate them the day I made them anyways 🙂

For a cookie made of wholesome things, these were amazing.


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You might think drinking the icing sounds like a good idea, but I’d just use it on the cookies if I were you.

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I’ve sent 9 batches of cookies to work with Joey and these have been the unanimous favorite.

So much for boring, right? Take that, packaged cookies!

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Have you ever had an iced oatmeal cookie?

What’s your favorite kind of frosting?

What was the best part of your weekend? Double points if you say it was eating an iced oatmeal cookie.
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4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2011 9:13 AM

    Oh, these cookies are right up my alley. Gorgeous and tempting. Yummy!

  2. December 18, 2011 9:53 AM

    Aw, no love for TBHQ?
    I thought for a second you were talking about those oatmeal creme pies. THOSE were the bomb. These look equally as good though 😀

  3. December 18, 2011 10:36 AM

    i loooved iced oatmeal cookies – these look great!!

  4. January 4, 2012 9:05 PM

    YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love oatmeal cookies! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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