Thursday, September 26, 2013

Old-Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies



I found this recipe on the cooking classy blog. She has a lot of fantastic recipes!

 

I think these cookies look like the homemade version of the Mother's Old-Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup of butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup light brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Icing:

2 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Put the oats into a food processor and pulse for about 15 seconds until the oats are partially grounded.

In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda,  salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground oats. Give this mixture a quick stir and set the bowl aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment whip the butter with the granulated and brown sugar. Beat until the mixture is is light and fluffy - about 3 to 4 minutes.

Add eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

With the mixer on the lowest speed - slowly add the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.

Allow the cookie dough to rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.


Scoop the dough on to baking sheets - each scoop should be about two tablespoons.


Bake for approximately 11 - 13 minutes at 350 degrees.


Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before removing them to a wire rack to cool.


Combine the powdered sugar and milk until a thick icing forms. Dip the top of each cookie into the icing.


Place the iced cookies back on the wire racks - it takes an hour or so for the icing to harden.


I am serving these for dessert with some vanilla ice cream. I also end up giving away a lot of cookies to my neighborhood friends. 


Next week I am going to start posting all of my Halloween craft ideas! So keep checking back because I have a lot of fun and easy ideas.