Day 1 of Christmas Cookies – Oatmeal Iced!

img_6488Oatmeal Iced Cookies

I LOVE baking during the holidays! Every year, I try new cookie recipes, and end up with an abundance of cookies. Don’t worry, I don’t eat them all :), and thankfully they make great gifts, even for the mail-person.

This year, I wanted to try and perfect some recipes, or come up with my own. I got the idea for this Oatmeal Iced cookie from Mother Thyme, and fell in love.

The cookie is soft and mouth-watering, followed by a little crisp from the royal icing. My husband has already eaten a bajillion of them ;D

Ingredients:

2 cups old fashioned oats

2 cups flour

1 tbs baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsps cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter (I use salted butter)

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

Cream butter and sugars, add in vanilla and one egg at a time. Mix until light a fluffy. In another bowl, whisk together the flour and dry ingredients, except the oats. Spoon in the flour mixture a little at a time to the sugar/butter mixture until incorporated. Mix in oats.

Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop the dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 8 minutes.

Once cooled, ice with royal icing recipe.

Royal Icing:

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tbs meringue powder

3 tbs water

1/2 tsp vanilla

Blend together with mixer. If its too thick, add a little more water until the desired consistency (about the texture of pancake batter).

 

Keep a look out for more cookie recipes this week!

 

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