This crunchy oatmeal cookies recipe is perfect with icing! Learn how to bake oatmeal cookies with this easy recipe.
My Plain Oatmeal Cookies were my most popular post of 2014. I guess people love their oatmeal cookies. I figured I would go with a variation on a theme this year, and make a crunchy oatmeal cookies recipe with icing.
I’ve made this recipe before, but I thought it could use a sight modification or two, so I was only too happy to revisit it.
Besides being my first recipe of 2015, it was another first as well. It was the first thing I baked in my new oven! Woot, woot!
Yeah, my oven bit the dust a couple weeks ago. It turns out it was some electronic part, a part that is no longer being manufactured. The stove worked okay, though, so we ate stovetop meals through Christmas, and finally got the new equipment delivered on New Years Eve.
It was about a year ago my fridge died too. I remember shopping for the new fridge while Robb was out of town and too busy to answer his phone. I got a good deal with the cyber Monday sales though.
If this trend keeps up, I will expect to get a new dishwasher next holiday season.
You guys, I’m so stoked to let you know that this is the COOKIE OF THE MONTH!
I’m asking you guys to jump in and participate in this recipe. I want you to make this cookie, take a picture of the finished product, and send it to me! There are 4 good ways to get that photo to me:
1. Drop it on my Facebook page. (Don’t just tag me, because Facebook is a little unreliable at delivering the message that I’ve been tagged and I may not see it.)
2. Post it on Instagram and tag or at-mention me. My handle there is @jensfavoritecookies.
3. Post it on Twitter and at-mention me. My Twitter handle is @JenSto2t
4. E-mail it to me at email@example.com.
There will be prizes for a couple lucky winners each month!
Why am I doing this? Well, I really want the feedback from you. I want to hear and see your experience with these cookie recipes. And I think all my readers can benefit from one another’s experience, not just from mine. And it’s fun.
Mostly that last one.
So, on to the prize details. Prizes will vary from month to month. This month, there are two prizes available!
The first is from Kitchen Executive Chef, who makes my very favorite silicone mats. These are really fantastic for baking cookies! Nothing sticks to them, and they are easy to clean. It makes cleaning baking sheets a total non-issue, which, for a dish-washing-hater like myself is a big deal. They are nice a thick, high-quality mats. Kitchen Executive Chef will deliver a two-pack in your choice of two sizes. My favorite is the half-sheet pan size. I use it constantly!
The second prize is a $25 gift card from Amazon. The possibilities here are endless! But if you need suggestions for awesome baking products, I’m happy to help.
Winners will be announced on January 30, so get those pictures turned in to me quick! (Winners must reside in the US. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to notification.)
And while you are dreaming of oatmeal cookies, check out these fun recipes from my friends!
- Cherry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies from Bake or Break
- Lemon Oatmeal Creme Cookies from Crumb Blog
- Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie from 365 Days of Baking
- Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Want more? Try these fun oatmeal cookies!
Recipe adapted from Created By Diane
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1½ cups flour
- 1½ cups quick oats
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons mik
- Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
- Add cinnamon, baking powder, and flour, and mix until combined. Add oats and mix until combined.
- Working with half the dough at a time, roll dough out on a floured surface, to about ⅜-inch thickness. Cut shapes (I used a 2½ - inch circle) and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 350F for 11-14 minutes.
- For icing: place ingredients in a small bowl, and stir to combine. The consistency can be adjusted by adding more milk or more powdered sugar.
- Lightly frost cooled cookies.