Iced Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Old fashioned iced oatmeal cookies are the perfect after-school treat with a glass of milk. Use our iced oatmeal cookie recipe to create crispy and chewy cookies that are dipped in a creamy vanilla icing.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword iced oatmeal cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 18


  • 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 quick cooking rolled oats


  • 4 T heavy cream
  • 2 C. powdered sugar sifted
  • water as needed


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy.

  2. 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.

  3. Drop dough onto greased baking sheets using a medium cookie scoop.

  4. 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.

  5. While the cookies are cooking, make a batch of glaze. Stir cream and powdered sugar together. Add water, 1 tsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached.

  6. Quickly dip the top of each cookie in the glaze.

  7. Allow excess to drip off.

Recipe Notes

Generic brands of shortening work best.