Iced Oatmeal Cookies

These are my very favorite cookies (right now).  They are deliciously spiced, and just chewy enough.  The perfect treat to go along with that cold glass of milk.

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the shortening, sugars and eggs.  Add vanilla.  Combine flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Add to creamed mixture.  Mix in oatmeal.  Let mixture sit for 5 minutes or so and then mix again.

Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 10-12 minutes.  (They spread so I bake them 6 at a time on large cookie sheets).  The edges will become golden brown but the middles will look underdone.  Cool on pan on wire rack for 5 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool completely on racks.  Makes 2-3 dozen.

Note:  Do not double.  If you want to make a lot of these (who could blame you?), just whip up a second batch of dough.  It will only take a minute.


  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Beat well.  Hold cookies by outside edges and dip upside down in icing.

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