Saturday, February 20, 2016

Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies

These are one of my all-time favorites...even though they don't have any chocolate!  

1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla

ICING
2 cups powdered sugar
3 T milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Put oats in a food processor and chop until partially ground about 15 seconds.  In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Whisk together.  Then stir in ground oats.

In a bowl of a mixer, cream butter and sugars.  Mix on medium high until pale and fluffy about 4 minutes.  Then stir in eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.  Add vanilla.  Then with mixer on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients until just combined, scraping down the sides as needed. Let the dough rest covered for about 15 minutes at room temp.

Scoop dough in large 1 1/2-2 Tbsp size balls onto a lined baking sheet.  Bake about 12-15 minutes.  Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Frost the cooled cookies--you can dip them in the icing (I found this hard), spread with a knife, or drizzle on decoratively in a thick zigzag pattern.  Return to wire rack to let icing set.  Store in ziplock bag at room temperature or freeze.

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