Easy Iced Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins

Easy, classic, soft and chewy iced oatmeal cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Packed with cinnamon and nutmeg. Topped off with vanilla icing.

Servings: 26 Cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic cookies, oatmeal cookies
Calories: 213 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 2 cups Old fashioned rolled oats Not quick oats
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs Large, Room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Molasses
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Powdered sugar
  • 2-2.5 tbsp Milk Whole or 2%, Can also use heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract Use clear extract to prevent any discoloration


  1. In a food processor, add oats and pulse a few times until you have a rough and crumbly mixture. It should NOT be a smooth oat flour!

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together these rough oats, flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Keep aside.

  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

  4. Add eggs, molasses, vanilla extract and mix until smooth.

  5. Gradually, add the flour and oat mixture and and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix!

  6. Cover and chill dough in the fridge for at least 30-40 minutes to make it easier to handle.

  7. Scoop out small portions of the dough and roll into balls. 

  8. Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper. If you prefer flatter cookies, you can gently flatten the balls with palm of your hands.

  9. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until edges are light brown and firm but centers are still slightly soft. 

  10. Remove cookies from oven and let them cool in the trays to allow them to cook a bit further.

  11. While they are cooling, prepare the icing by mixing together powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract in a small bowl until thick and smooth. You can add a little more milk, if you like but remember the icing cannot be runny but it can also not be super thick because then, it won't stick to the tops of the cookies. 

  12. Now, dip only the tops of the cookies very lightly into the bowl of icing and let excess drip. Place iced cookies on a tray and let the icing set at room temperature so that cookies can easily be stacked later. This can take a few hours.

  13. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Iced Oatmeal Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Potassium 83mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.