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Spiced and Iced Oatmeal Cookies

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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!

Stack of spiced and iced oatmeal cookies on a blue napkin.

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.

Oatmeal cookies scattered on a blue towel.

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!

These spiced and iced oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy, loaded with cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, and nutmeg, and topped with sweet icing.

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!

These spiced and iced oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy, loaded with cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, and nutmeg, and topped with sweet icing.

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!

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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.

Spiced and Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 18 Servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These spiced and iced oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy, loaded with cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, and nutmeg, and topped with sweet icing.


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)

Simple Icing

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablspoons Milk


Spiced Oatmeal Cookies

  1. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Farenhieght. 
  2. 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.
  3. Afterward, use a spoon to create rounded cookie dough balls and place up to 12 on a cookie sheet or silicone mat.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 

Simple Icing

  1. In medium mixing bowl combine the milk and sugar, then them together to make a thick frosting.
  2. With cookies cooled off, use a spoon or butter knife to apply the icing. It will harden over time.


The calories listed below are for small cookies. If you use a rounded tablespoon then you will get between 12 to 18 cookies, increasing the calories in each serving. Please allow the cookies to cool completely before making the icing and frosting the cookies. Cookies can be stored in a sealed container for approximately three days on your counter once the icing has hardened.  

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 22gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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Jennifer L

Thursday 11th of May 2017

Wow these cookies look so similar to a coffee shop I use to go to back in college but is no longer there. I'm going to have to give this recipe a try and make these. Yum!


Friday 12th of May 2017

Thank you, Jennifer! That's great! It's awesome when a recipe brings back happy memories :) I hope you love these cookies when you make them. Have a great Friday :)


Thursday 11th of May 2017

Ouh, these look SO good!!!! I love oatmeal cookies and these ones are 10 notches up from what I am used to. YUMM


Friday 12th of May 2017

Thank you, Cori! I appreciate your comments. I hope you give these a try some time. Have a lovely weekend :)

Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated

Thursday 11th of May 2017

There's nothing quite like a chewy oatmeal cookie. Especially when it's covered in icing!


Friday 12th of May 2017

Thank you, Nicole! I agree on both accounts. Thank you again for commenting and rating the cookies. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Sam Monaco

Monday 1st of May 2017

Oatmeal cookies are my all time favorite. And, I like them iced but can never find them soft and chewy. I really like the idea of ginger and nutmeg in these cookies. Thanks! Shared and saved!!!


Monday 1st of May 2017

Thank you, Sam! Me too, all you can ever find are the crunch ones. Which, aren't bad, but chewy is definitely better. Thanks again for the comments, have a great evening!

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