Filled with delicious fall flavors like cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla, with a complimentary sweet glaze on top, these chewy iced oatmeal cookies are easy to make and tasty to boot!
These old-fashioned iced oatmeal cookies will have you reaching for this recipe instead of reaching for the store-bought ones! Confession: iced oatmeal cookies are my weakness. I just love ’em. And although there are infinite types of cookies in the world, I think you can generally break cookie lovers down into two categories and you can determine which one people fit in by placing a plate of chocolate chip cookies and another of oatmeal cookies in front of them. My kids will reach for chocolate chips every time and I’m headed straight for the oatmeal.
Whichever direction you lean in, we are all likely situated right smack dab in the middle of fall baking season. I don’t do a ton of cookie baking in the summertime because we tend to fixate on fresh fruits of the season. But this time of year, when cooler temperatures draw us outside, we long for the smell of cinnamon and warm cookies when we return home. I also find great joy in giving cookies and other baked goods as gifts to friends, family, and neighbors, and these iced oatmeal cookies never disappoint.
They fit the brief as well, as they’re filled with those quintessential fall and holiday flavors, like old-fashioned and quick oats, cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar. With a sweet icing on top, these soft and chewy iced oatmeal cookies are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Thankfully, they’re tasty and quick and easy to make, so let’s get baking!
- Old-fashioned and quick oats
- Self-rising flour
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugars until well mixed.
Add eggs and beat again.
Add in oats, flour, vanilla extract, and cinnamon and beat again until fully incorporated.
Using a cookie dough scoop (they hold about two tablespoons), scoop out dough and place the cookies on the about two inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Allow cookies to cool for about five minutes on the baking sheet after you remove them from the oven and then remove them from the cookie sheet.
In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and milk until it forms a glue-like consistency.
Dip the top of each cooled oatmeal cookie into the icing and allow to dry before storing in an airtight container. The icing will harden once it dries.
Enjoy your delicious homemade cookies!
- Store cookies in an airtight container either at room temperature or in the fridge for up to one week. To ensure the cookies don’t stick together, layer them between parchment paper.
- To freeze, place unbaked dough in a gallon zipper seal bag. Flatten and remove as much air as you can and seal well. Freeze for up to six months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight and scoop out with cookie scoop onto a greased cookie sheet before baking according to instructions.
- If you prefer, you can double the old-fashioned oats and pulse them a few times in the food processor to break some up a bit instead of using two kinds. I always have old-fashioned and quick on hand so that’s just easier for me to do.
- Salted or unsalted butter works in this cookie recipe. Use what you’ve got.
- For extra spice, add 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg or 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves.
- If you can’t resist and want to indulge in some oatmeal raisin cookies instead, add 1/2 cup of raisins when you mix the rest of the ingredients together.
- Another great idea for your baking is to make a double batch of this iced oatmeal cookie dough. Or come to think of it, any and all cookie dough and freeze half. Once the holidays are in full swing and your life picks up to a faster pace than it already is, being able to thaw the dough a bit and do your holiday baking without all of the mess will be a huge sanity saver!
Can you use oat flour instead?
No, oat flour won’t work in the recipe for oatmeal cookies, as it doesn’t have the same consistency and texture as old-fashioned and quick oats.
You might also enjoy these delicious cookie recipes:
World’s Best Chewy Sugar Cookies
White Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies
Thumbprint Cookies with Jam or Preserves
Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallow
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup quick oats
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar light or dark
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2-5 tbsp milk start with 2 and add more if needed
- Spray one or two baking sheets with cooking spray and set aside. Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until well mixed. Add eggs and beat again. Add in oats, flour, vanilla, and cinnamon and beat again until fully incorporated.1 cup old fashioned oats, 1 cup quick oats, 2 cups self-rising flour, 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 sticks unsalted butter, 1 cup brown sugar, ½ cup granulated sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Using a cookie dough scoop (they hold about two tablespoons), scoop out dough and place on baking sheets about two inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool for about five minutes on the baking sheets after you remove them from the oven and then remove them from the baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and milk until it forms a glue-like consistency. Dip the top of each cooled cookie into the icing and allow to dry before storing in an airtight container (the icing will harden once it dries).2 cups powdered sugar, 2-5 tbsp milk
Give advice to your kids while they’re young enough to think you know what you’re talking about.
I just made these cookies and they came out great! Thanks for the recipe!
You are so welcome Barbara! Really glad you like them 🙂
Glad you loved them!
Can you add raisins or nuts to these cookies before baking?
I came across this recipe after searching self rising flour cookie recipes. I made the recipe as written and it was delicious!
I’ll make these for my grandsons who are 7 and 3, but you can bet I’ll indulge too
🙂 It is a must to sit and have cookies with the grands!!