Monday, October 13, 2014

Spiced oatmeal cookies




Happy October!  The weather has definitely turned to fall around here.  Two weeks ago it was 80 degrees, this past weekend it was blustery and highs in the 40 (With some snow mixing in the rain overnight - so not ready for that!).  Fall sure did arrive with a vengeance as the calendar turned to October.  
With the cooler weather, I am definitely thinking about fall baking.  I am not really a fan of pumpkin, so you won't see tons of pumpkin spice recipes on here.  While I'm not a fan of the pumpkin flavor, spices like nutmeg and cinnamon and cloves always have a warm feeling to me and work perfectly for fall.  Enter these oatmeal spice cookies!  They are delicious and go great with a warm cup of coffee on a chilly fall morning.  
If it has oatmeal it's healthy, right? That's what my neighbor asked when I dropped off a few of these cookies to her. I told her they were healthy enough, but they sure we're delicious and I had had to hide a few for her before my husband and I devoured them all! They are very addicting and have a great taste. The light glaze adds just a hint of sweetness and I love how nice and chewy they are (due to the oatmeal)

Spiced Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe Adapted from Annie's Eats

Ingredients:
For the dough
  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 8 TBSP butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
For the icing
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
Directions:
Using a stand mixer, combing butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add in egg and vanilla.  Slowly add the oatmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Blend well.  Using a cookie scoop, place on baking sheets covered with a silicone baking mat (or parchment paper, or grease cookie sheets). 
Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degree.  Let cool for a few minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
When cookies are completely cooled, make your icing.
Combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla and wish until smooth.  Add more sugar if thicker icing is desired, more milk to make it more runny.  Carefully dip the top side of the cookie in the icing, hold cookie over icing bowl for a few seconds to let excess icing drain off.  Let icing set before storing cookies. 
Enjoy!
 

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6 comments:

  1. My husband loves Oatmeal cookies! Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Yum! I love oatmeal cookies. I can't get enough of their texture. I'd love if you stopped by and linked up this post on my blog. The other hosts & I repin all the posts. I hope your having a great Wednesday!

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  3. Yes, oatmeal makes them healthy! These sound great. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  4. Looks so good!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  5. Your Spiced Oatmeal Cookies look delicious. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. I was craving some cookies today. These sound delicious!! I have everything to make these. Think I will whip up a batch tomorrow. I'm not a lover of pumpkin either. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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