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Crispy edges, soft, chewy inside! Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies bring back memories of your childhood with iced oatmeal cookies. #oatmealcookies #recipe
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5 from 9 votes

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Bring back memories of your childhood with iced oatmeal cookies. Crispy edges, soft, chewy inside!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, iced, oatmeal
Servings: 24
Calories: 234kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Add the rolled oats to a food processor and pulse about 10 times. Don't over process, leave some texture.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk the oats, flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter on medium-high until fluffy.
  • Add the brown and granulated sugars and mix on medium-high until it becomes fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating just until the yolk disappears into the batter.
  • Lightly beat in the vanilla. Add about half of the dry mixture to the butter and egg mixture, mixing on low speed just until blended.
  • Continue adding the flour mixture until it is fully incorporated.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms just start to brown. Do not over bake.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let the cookies rest for 5 minutes before removing to a rack to cool completely.
  • To prepare the icing, combine the confectioners' sugar with the cream.
  • Whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the icing is somewhat thick.
  • Place the icing in a shallow dish or container.
  • Quickly dip the tops of the cooled cookies into the icing and let the excess drip off.
  • Set the dipped cookie on the cooling rack until the icing has set.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg