Monday, August 31, 2015

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

We used to have this thing for iced oatmeal cookies.
And by that I mean, the hubs and I would devour a package or so every week.
The perfect combination of sweet and crunchy, this homemade version does not disappoint.
We like things a little more mellow at our house, so I cut down the sugar as well as the amount of icing.  Feel free to check out the original recipe if you have a larger sweet tooth.
Iced Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe modified from Bake-a-Holic

1 c. shortening
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 c. regular rolled oats

Combine shortening, sugars and eggs, mixing until fluffy.
Add vanilla.
Combine flour, soda, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl, and gradually add to creamed mixture.
Mix in oatmeal.
Let mixture stand for 5 minutes, and then mix again.

Accounting for the cookies spread, arrange 6 at a time on lined baking sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes - edges will be golden, but the middle will look undercooked.
Cool on sheet on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on wire racks.
Makes 2-3 dozen.

1 egg white
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 c. powdered sugar

Beat well.
Hold cookies by outside edges and dip upside down in icing.
Let harden on wire racks.

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