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These spiced and iced oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy, loaded with cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, and nutmeg, and topped with sweet icing.
These spiced and iced oatmeal cookies have become one of my newest guilty pleasures. They are simple to prepare, loaded with spices, and are soft and chewy.
While this little treat may not look like much, it packs an immense amount of flavor into every bite.
Now, the spices I used may seem out of season since they are traditionally Fall flavors. However, I feel it’s always a good time to make delicious oatmeal cookies.
These iced oatmeal cookies are a favorite, but on those days when we’d rather not make the icing, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies run a close second!
You may be wondering what makes this recipe so unique? Simply put, nothing in particular, I suppose, except the simplicity behind the dessert. If you look around the internet, sure there are tons of other iced variations.
But, you know me, keeping things simple is my mantra. Additionally, I noticed a lot of the recipes are missing two ingredients that I feel are essential to this treat; ginger and nutmeg.
While cinnamon and brown sugar are still the main players, ginger and nutmeg help to add their own distinct tastes to each bite. You know what I mean, that slight kick that hits the back of your tongue.
So there you have it, the two best reasons to give this cookie recipe a try; ease and unique spices. As always, I wish you a long healthy life, everlasting love, and a belly full of warm spices!
How to Make Iced Oatmeal Cookies
If you looked at the recipe card, you might have noticed something different about my cookies. I don’t waste time mixing dry ingredients separately and then combining everything together.
It takes too long and makes too many dirty dishes. Make it easy on yourself, dump all the cookie ingredients into one bowl and mix it all together. I promise it will be okay!
After everything is mixed, use a spoon to make rounded dough balls and place them on your cookie sheet. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees Farenhight for about 10 minutes.
Next, pull them from the oven and let them sit for about 20 minutes to finish cooking and cool.
In the meantime, in another mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar and milk. Afterward, use a whisk to create a nice thick icing.
As soon as the cookies have cooled completely, use a butter knife or a spoon to slather on all that delicious icy goodness!
Try not to prepare the icing too early because it will harden and become difficult to spread on the cookies. All you have to do now is wait for the icing to set on the cookies and then serve and enjoy!
In the mood for something a bit more decadent? Then try our homemade oatmeal whoopie pies!
Spiced and Iced Oatmeal Cookies
Spiced Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 Stick Unsalted Butter (8 tablespoons)
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Granulated White Sugar
- 1 Egg Large Grade A
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 Cup Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix (We used King Arthur Flour)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Cup Quick Cooking Oats (Quaker Oats or gluten-free variety is fine)
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tablspoons Milk
Spiced Oatmeal Cookies
- First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Farenhieght.
- Next, combine all the listed ingredients for the cookies in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer and blend everything until it is well mixed. The batter will be a little thick, but that’s expected.
- Afterward, use a spoon to create rounded cookie dough balls and place up to 12 on a cookie sheet or silicone mat.
- Once prepped, place the cookies into your preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove them from the oven and let them finish cooking on the cookie sheet for another 20 minutes or so.
- Finally, after the cookies have cooled, frost them using a spoon or knife. You can serve them after the frosting has hardened in another 10 to 15 minutes.
- In medium mixing bowl combine the milk and sugar, then them together to make a thick frosting.
- With cookies cooled off, use a spoon or butter knife to apply the icing. It will harden over time.