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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 24
Calories 130kcal


  • 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


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



Generic brands of shortening work best.


Calories: 130kcal