Friday, April 22, 2011

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

As a child I went to Hebrew school 2 days a week, plus Saturday morning services. Needless to say I spent a lot of time in temple. One of my favorite parts of the Saturday morning service was when it ended (oops!) and they served snacks. Anyone surprised by that? Yeah- me either!

They used to just serve these little teeny tiny brownies and trays of cookies, ShopRite brand I believe (or similar, grocery store brand cookies). One of my favorites was the hard iced oatmeal cookies. I used to love the hard iced sugar cookies, but one day I accidentally grabbed the oatmeal and my love went from there. For some reason the other day I just wanted those cookies! But I figured I'd see if I could make them at home. These were good, and if you ignore the icing, they are a healthier cookie. (Notice I said "HEALTHIER" and not healthy...) They were soft, and not hard like the cookies of childhood, but they were still awesome! Definitely worth making, plus they are a nice break from my typical chocolate chip cookie route.

Source: Cookies adapted from Martha Stewart, icing Stephanie Cooks Original


4 tbsp. butter, melted
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup cinnamon applesauce
1 1/2 cup rolled old-fashioned oats
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp water

1- Preheat the oven to 350.
2- Combine the melted butter and sugars in a bowl, stirring until well combined. Add in the egg and applesauce, beating well, about 1-2 minutes.
3- Stir in the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
4- Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough onto lined cookie sheets. Bake until golden, 11-13 minutes. Allow to set on the cookie sheet at least 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
5- Assemble the icing- in a small bowl beat together the sugar, vanilla, and water. If it's too thick add a bit more water, until it's fluid. Using a pastry brush brush the icing onto completely cooled cookies.
6- Allow the icing to harden at room temperature, then store in an airtight container.


  1. These sound divine and look divine!

  2. What's more comforting than an oatmeal cookie? An oatmeal cookie with icing, yum! Great idea.

  3. I know exactly what store-bought oatmeal cookies you mean! My grandpa used to tell me it was ok to eat them for breakfast because they had oatmeal in them :)

  4. Those look and sound awesome! I'm a sucker for the crunchy ones, and can only imagine they'd be ah-mazing soft!

  5. These look really good, love the icing. :)

  6. I loved those hard iced oatmeal cookies too! I'd really like to try these.