Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies

This crunchy oatmeal cookies recipe is perfect with icing!  Learn how to bake oatmeal cookies with this easy recipe.

Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.comMy 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.

Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com

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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 jen@jensfavoritecookies.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.

Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com

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!

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Recipe adapted from Created By Diane

Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies
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A crispy, cut-out oatmeal cookie with a simple icing.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
  • 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
  1. Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add cinnamon, baking powder, and flour, and mix until combined. Add oats and mix until combined.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake at 350F for 11-14 minutes.
  5. 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.
  6. Lightly frost cooled cookies.


18 thoughts on “Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies

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  3. Isabelle @ Crumb

    I’m normally not the biggest fan of crunchy oatmeal cookies (I’m more of a soft/chewy gal), but I’d probably make an exception for these seeing as they’re covered in frosting. 🙂 I love how that thin layer of frosting makes them look so much fancier than ordinary oatmeal cookies.

  4. Alexa S

    I have a technical question I guess haha, I am learning to bake with shortening and the other day I made thumbprint cookies and the recipe had a radio of 1 cup of shortening, 1 cup of sugar and 2 cups of flour and they completely melt in the oven so I was wondering if there is a chance that will happened with these cookies since I really want to make them but I am scared that the high content of shortening and small amount of flour would melt the cookies as well, any suggestions as for why that happened to me? Thanks so much

    1. Jen Post author

      Alexa, usually butter melts faster and easier than shortening, so there may have been a problem with the recipe you used. I would be very surprised if this recipe caused your cookies to melt or become runny in the oven. If you are worried, it may help to chill the dough, and start with a cool cookie sheet, as opposed to one that has just come out of the oven. This dough was heavy enough, that for me, the cookies really didn’t even spread much at all. If you do have a problem, let me know and I’ll see if I can help you!

      1. Alexa S

        Thanks so much for the advice I really appreciated it! I always use a cold cookie sheet but I have never chilled the dough so I will definitely try that. I was also wondering if you think the integrity of the cookie will be damaged if I add some really fine chopped cranberries and pecans? I think that would make them even more awesome. Sorry for all the questions but I get kinda exited when I find a recipe that I really like haha.

        1. Jen Post author

          Pecans shouldn’t make any difference at all, especially if you leave them kind of big, but the berries might, depending on what state they are in. I certainly would not use fresh cranberries, as the water content in them might cause a big mess, but dried cranberries would work perfectly. You don’t even need to chop them! Good luck, and feel free to ask questions anytime. 😉

  5. Jenny simmons

    These look fantastic! Im going to make them for our goodie bags our church kids are making for our college members!


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