Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Iced oatmeal cookies bring back memories of childhood.  Not only are these cookies delicious they look impressive too!  These oatmeal cookies look like you spent all day in the kitchen.  So don’t tell anyone any different, it’s your secret.

Iced Oatmeal Cookies - Don't Sweat The Recipe

Pulse the oats in the food processor, which gives the cookie a smoother texture.  Don’t pulse too long and finely grind the oats.


Blend all the ingredients in your electric mixer.


Make the dough balls about 2 tablespoon size and place about 2 inches apart.  These cookies spread.


Bake 10 to 12 minutes, cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet.  Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

iced oatmeal cookies

Mix the icing ingredients.  Quickly dip tops of cookies in the icing, let excess drip off and place back on the cooling rack to dry and set.

Iced Oatmeal Cookies - Don't Sweat The Recipe

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Iced Oatmeal Cookies
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  3. Add the rolled oats to a food processor and pulse about 10 times. Don't over process, leave some texture.
  4. In a large mixing bowl whisk the oats, flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter on medium-high until fluffy.
  6. Add the brown and granulated sugars and mix on medium-high until the batter becomes fluffy.
  7. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating just until the yolk disappears into the batter.
  8. Lightly beat in the vanilla. Add about half of the dry mixture to the butter and egg mixture, mixing on a low speed just until blended.
  9. Continue adding the flour mixture until it is fully incorporated.
  10. Using a 2 tablespoon size cookie scoop (not heaping - leveled straight across the top of the scoop), roll the dough into balls and place on the prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms just start to brown. Do not over bake.
  12. Remove the pan from the oven and let the cookies rest for 5 minutes before removing to a rack to cool completely.
  13. To prepare the icing combine the confectioners' sugar with the cream.
  14. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the icing is somewhat thick.
  15. Place the icing in a shallow dish or container.
  16. Quickly dip the tops of the cooled cookies into the icing and let the excess drip off.
  17. Set the dipped cookie on the cooling rack until the icing has set.
  18. Store the cookies in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 24 cookies


Recipe from motherthyme


  1. Reply

    Ooh, oatmeal cookies are my favorite, but I’ve never iced them before. These look like the iced cookies from the store, but I’m sure they are much tastier being homemade! I’ll have to try these with my kids.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Jenny!

  2. Reply

    oh yummy!!I’v never made them before! Gonna have to give it a try.

    1. Reply

      Thank you!

  3. Reply

    These look like they taste like my childhood favorite! I will have to give these a try. Thanks for linking up with us at The Wednesday Showcase!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Joanna!

  4. Reply

    These cookies do look nice and homemade. I love the taste of oats and the addition of nutmeg and cinnamon will tempt me into trying these.

    Thank you fro sharing.


    1. Reply

      Thank you, Debbie!

  5. Reply

    I love these cookies! My grandparents always had these in their cookie jar when I was a kid so these bring back sweet memories.

    1. Reply

      Thank you for stopping by, Emily!

  6. Reply

    They look delicious! I never thought of dipping them in icing! Great idea!

    1. Reply

      Thank you!

  7. Reply

    I am a huge fan of the store bought iced oatmeal cookies. These look easy and simple to make. I am going to pin for later. Thanks for sharing with us all. I found your link at Home Matters link up this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Reply

      Thank you for stopping by Charlene!

  8. Reply

    As soon as I spotted the photo of your Iced Oatmeal Cookies, I smiled. Because it brought me back to my childhood. Thanks for the good feeling! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Linda!

  9. Reply

    Thank you for sharing at SYC! Jo

  10. Reply

    These look just like the store bought ones I love so much, but no doubt, these are even better. Pinned! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Please come again soon.

  11. Reply

    Two tips in the recipe that I had never heard before! To pulse the oatmeal to make it smaller, I bet the cookies are really moist this way! YUM! And I never heard of dipping the cookie in the icing! So much easier than using a knife to ice each one, and they look really good your way, delish! Thanks for sharing your recipe, I’ve Pinned, Yummed and Stumbled so I can find it again. These are a must make!

  12. Reply

    These cookies looks delicious. I can’t believe I’ve never though to make ICED oatmeal cookies! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Scarlett!

  13. Reply

    Oh yum! I love oatmeal cookies and these look so delicious. The icing is an added bonus! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. Pinned

  14. Reply

    oh well just YUM!!! Thanks for sharing on the “What’s for Dinner” linky party!

  15. Reply

    Yum! I’ve been looking for a good recipe for iced oatmeal cookies! Thanks for sharing! #SmallVictories

  16. Reply

    Yum! Pinning! Looks delicious!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, April!

  17. Reply

    Killing me right now as I drool. I am so hungry and these just sent me over the edge with mouthwatering photos. Yum! Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. Sorry to be late commenting we have my mother visiting from America. 🙂 Thanks for joining in. #sharewithme

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Jenny! Enjoy your visit!

  18. Reply

    these look so delicious! I’m totally making these this weekend! thanks so much for sharing at FUntastic Friday!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Lindsay!

  19. Reply

    I would just love these cookies! Looking forward to seeing you again at Full Plate Thursday tonight!
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Miz Helen!

  20. Reply

    A yummy recipe indeed. I’ll have to get the baker of the house to try this one out. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Mary!

  21. Reply

    One of our favorites kicked up a k-notch! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & Shared. Hope to see you again soon.

    1. Reply

      Thank you , Theresa!

  22. Reply

    These look delicious! I love oatmeal cookies but I’ve only made regular, old oatmeal and raisin cookies. These will definitely be in our over soon. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  23. Reply

    These are definitely a must make!! Visiting from the Pretty Pintastic party!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Helen!

  24. Reply

    Would love to invite you to my “What’s for Dinner” linky!

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