Old-fashioned iced oatmeal cookies are the perfect after-school treat with a glass of milk. Use our iced oatmeal cookies recipe to create crispy and chewy cookies that are dipped in creamy vanilla icing. This recipe can be used for ice cream sandwich cookies too!
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My kids always come home from school absolutely starving! They like to eat and I like to bake, it’s a match made in heaven. School is back in session and with all four of them coming home hungry I thought I’d make up a big batch of iced oatmeal cookies for them to enjoy while we recount the events of the day. These cookies are easy to make and are very versatile! We use the un-iced ones for ice cream sandwiches too, YUM.
What people are saying about these cookies on Pinterest
“Yum, yum, yum….these are delicious and I love the way they look. Can’t wait for work reviews. I also have the grandkids over tomorrow so more cookie tasting. I will definitely make them again. “
“These were sooooo easy and SO delicious! Going on my list for holiday cookies!!”
“These are so good and pretty easy. My family said they are better than the store-bought ones.”
How To Make Iced Oatmeal Cookies
You’re going to want to let the cookies cool on the rack for 2-3 minutes so that they can set up a bit before moving them to a cooling rack.
How to Ice Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
You don’t want it to be too runny, about the consistency of pancake batter.
DO NOT PRESS down, or submerge the cookie. You just want to coat the top surface.
OLD-FASHIONED Iced Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Note: there is an odd red-colored box in the recipe card and we can’t seem to figure out why! To get a clean version of the recipe click “PRINT” and a new version will come up! Sorry about that. —Brandy
Iced Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 cups oats quick cooking or old fashioned
- 4 T milk
- 2 C. powdered sugar sifted
- water as needed
- Beat in water and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in oats.
- Drop dough onto greased baking sheets using a medium cookie scoop.
- Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Allow cookies to stand 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
- While the cookies are cooking, make a batch of glaze. Stir milk and powdered sugar together. Add water, 1 tsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached.
- Quickly dip the top of each cookie in the glaze.
- Allow excess to drip off.
Speaking of iced cookies, don’t these homemade circus cookies from Cooking Classy look yummy?
Welcome! I'm Brandy, mother to 5 darling kiddos and a cute black lab named Toby. My husband is in the Coast Guard so we've lived all over the place, turning each house into a home. I love baking, sewing, making cute things with my kids, and sharing what I've learned with all of you!