Iced Oatmeal Cookies are thin, crispy, and chewy. A delicate layer of coffee-flavored icing guarantees they will be a hit with the whole family.
This post was originally published in January of 2010. The recipe and pictures have been updated along with a new related video showing how to make Iced Oatmeal Cookies.
If I had a signature cookie, it would probably be Iced Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies seem to fly right out of the cookie jar. Might have something to do with that light coffee-flavored glaze on top.
Next to Thumbprints, these Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Coffee Icing are my husband’s favorite. Since I only do thumbprints at Christmas, he requests and gets these more often than any other.
Expect these cookies to rise up in the oven. But when removed from the heat, they will fall right away. That’s expected and normal.
Straight out of the oven, these cookies are crispy,, but will soften slightly within hours.
VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS FOR ICED OATMEAL COOKIES
Ice them with coffee-flavored icing or try browned-butter icing. Plain white powdered sugar icing is another good option. Replace the coffee with milk or cream.
For variety, try adding raisins or dried cranberries. If you go that route, I recommend nixing the frosting. Frosting and raisins equal a lot of sugar. However, my husband disagrees. And he is the authority. Sorta. On these cookies anyway.
A Kitchen Secret About Baking Iced Oatmeal Cookies
Using an ice cream scoop will give you pretty, uniform cookies. Be sure to leave plenty of room on the cookie sheet. These cookies SPREAD!
This recipe was adapted from Among Friends with Heart & Soul.