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Thin and Crispy Glazed Oatmeal Cookies (+Video)

Glazed Oatmeal Cookies are thin, crispy, and chewy. In addition, a delicate layer of coffee-flavored icing guarantees they will be a hit with the whole family. My husband declares them his favorite.

Updated January 2019.

Iced Oatmeal Cookies


If I had a signature cookie, it would probably be Iced Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies seem to fly out of the cookie jar. Although it’s just my guess, I’m thinking it has something to do with the light coffee-flavored glaze on top. Everybody seems to love cookies with frosting on top–or is it just me?!

In addition to Thumbprints, these cookies are my husband’s favorite. Since I only do thumbprints at Christmas, he requests and gets these oatmeal cookies more often than any other.

unfrosted cookies ready for glaze


Iced Oatmeal Cookies will rise up in the oven. But don’t be surprised when they fall in a dramatic fashion soon after they are removed from the oven. No worries! That’s expected and normal.

Straight out of the oven, these cookies are crispy. Nevertheless, they will soften a bit the longer they sit around.


Glazed Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries

Ice these oatmeal cookies with coffee-flavored icing (part of the recipe) or try browned-butter icing.  Try replacing the coffee with milk or cream. Moreover, plain white powdered sugar icing will suffice. 

For variety, try adding raisins or dried cranberries.  If you go that route, I recommend nixing the glaze.  Glaze plus raisins equal a lot of sugar in my book. 

However, my husband sees the whole sweetness matter differently. After all, he is the authority.  Sorta.  Regarding these cookies anyway.


raw oatmeal dough dipped with an ice cream scoop

Using an ice cream scoop will give you pretty, uniform cookies. Be sure to leave plenty of room on the cookie sheet. Typically, these cookies SPREAD! 

This recipe adapted from Among Friends with Heart & Soul (paid link).


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Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Glazed Thin and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 30 large cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

Flat and chewy oatmeal cookies with coffee icing


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant or old-fashioned--important for the right texture)


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon black coffee (or milk if you prefer)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Whip butter until smooth and creamy. Add sugar and continue beating until well mixed. Add eggs, honey, and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture. Stir in oats.
  3. Drop onto cookie sheet by teaspoonsful. They spread a good bit, so leave plenty of room. Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes.

Coffee-Flavored Powdered Sugar Glaze

  1. Combine sugar with black coffee and mix until smooth. You may need to add more liquid to make glaze spreadable.


Browned-Butter Glaze is also delicious on these cookies.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 cookies Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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Sunday 20th of January 2019

The 'Video' links above aren't highlighted for the recipe. No link to the Recipe either. So would enjoy making these. They look devine! :-)


Sunday 20th of January 2019

Hi Pamie, Thanks for the heads-up. I think all is well now (but let me know if not). Enjoy the cookies.


Tuesday 24th of May 2016

I make these cookies with butterscotch chips added to the batter and my family loves them.


Wednesday 25th of November 2015

This is everything I have ever wanted in an oatmeal cookies. Perfection! Thank you.


Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

So glad you liked them Maggie. After your comment, I promptly made a batch because you reminded me how much we like them, too.


Sunday 9th of February 2014

Paula, you did it again! These cookies are the best! And wow, browning the butter adds an interesting dimension to the icing. My family gobbled them right up. Every recipe I've tried from your site has come together beautifully and been delicious. Thanks so much.


Wednesday 11th of April 2012

The recipe also does not include when to add the honey- I assumed it was with the eggs and vanilla. Nor does it say when to add salt- again assumed it was with the other dry ingredients.