Iced 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.
“Iced Oatmeal Cookies” was originally published as “Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Coffee-Flavored Icing” in January of 2010. The recipe and pictures have been updated along with a new video showing how to make Iced Oatmeal Cookies in January 2019
What makes a cookie popular?
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.
What you can expect:
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.
Ice them with coffee-flavored icing 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 frosting. Frosting 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.
How did you get the dough balls the same size?
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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- 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.
- Whip butter until smooth and creamy. Add sugar and continue beating until well mixed. Add eggs, honey, and vanilla and mix well.
- Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture. Stir in oats.
- 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
- 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: 195 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 157mg Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 18g Protein: 2g