Iced Oatmeal Cut Out Cookies

Iced Oatmeal Cut Out Cookies @createdbydiane

Oatmeal Cookies get a NEW LOOK and so did my blog. I’ve been anticipating a redesign for a year now and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Since I love Oatmeal Cookies I thought maybe they needed a new look too. I worked on an oatmeal cookie recipe that would end up chewy and delicious, but not dry. I wan’t sure I would be able to roll out and cut oatmeal with a cookie cutter, but as you can see the the edges of the cookie aren’t that jagged. They have that nice unpolished homemade look and I love them, almost as much as I love my new blog design.

I couldn’t decide if I wanted the icing bright white or cinnamon, so I made both. It reminded me of deciding on a new blog look, decisions, decisions.

I was so happy to make an oatmeal cookie that I could cut out. I thought the oats would be hard to work with a cookie cutter.

I decided to chop the oats with a knife, I didn’t want to put them in a food processor and lose all texture.  I ran the knife over them about ten times. The chopped oats are on the left. I put regular oats on the right for you to see the difference. Sometimes it’s the little things that make projects easier, this is one of those times.

This dough is sticky so be sure to flour your surface well, along with your rolling pin and cookie cutter.

4.7 from 6 reviews
Iced Oatmeal Cut Out Cookies
Recipe type: cookie
Chewy Oatmeal Cut Out Cookies with Icing
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ cups Old Fashioned Quaker Oats (cut up with knife)
  1. Beat butter and sugar.
  2. Add in the egg and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add flour, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder and oats to mixture.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Roll out dough on well floured surface with floured rolling pin.
  6. Cut with floured cookie cutter.
  7. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees.
  8. For 7-9 minutes until just golden.
  9. Makes 4 dozen cookies


I outlined some cookies for the crazy people who don’t like a lot of icing.

The White Icing is Vanilla Glaze Icing with white Americolor coloring added so it’s extra white.
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons water

Mix all together and outline with a #4 tip and fill in so cookies are smooth.

Cinnamon Icing
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon corn syrup
½ teaspoon cinnamon
5 drops cinnamon extract
2 teaspoons water
Mix sugar, syrup, flavorings and water along with food coloring until creamy. Add a drop at a time more water if needed until you get a smooth consistency.
Pipe icing on cookies with a piping bag with a #4 Tip and fill in the icing so the cookies look smooth.


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  1. 2


    I absolutely love your new blog design. So clean and fresh!!! The oatmeal cookies look awesome too…I never thought about cutting out oatmeal ones!!!

    • 10

      Diane says

      yea, the cinnamon icing is a FAVORITE around here, can’t wait to put it on more items. I put it on oatmeal raisin cookies and cinnamon raisin scones too :)
      Glad you like the new look, I do too. The recipe index was finished today :)

  2. 11


    These look so delicious, I’ve been making cut out oatmeal cookies for several years, and I love them well then again I love cookies so …
    Love love the new blog!!!

    • 12

      Diane says

      I so wish I had made them sooner :)
      thanks, I’m loving the new look too. Just had the recipe index finished today :)

  3. 13


    I just found your blog and everything looks so yummmy and perfect. I am now your newest follower and will be checking back often. Jalon
    PS – I posted your adorable Cotton-tail Cupcakes picture with a link back to your blog on my blog’s sidebar for my readers’ Easter reference!
    Enjoy your day.

    • 14

      Diane says

      I’m so glad you like everything :) I love all those outdoor photos you have, we are just finishing up making out outdoor are look more comfortable with curtains and such.
      Thanks for posting my cupcake, I can’t believe it’s almost Easter!

  4. 16


    iced oatmeal are one of my favorite cookies – I will be trying these! I love americolor white!

    looks like you frosted your whole site in americolor white – so crisp and fresh – I love it!

  5. 17


    First off the these are one of my favorite childhood cookies. And secondly, sorry I”ve been so behind on my blog reading-your blog facelift looks AWESOME!!!!

  6. 26


    These are incredibly cute, and I love that they are oatmeal. Eating oatmeal cookies makes me feel a little less guilty when I’m devouring them instead of a heavy chocolate chunk peanut butter one :)

    Also, loving the new blog design. Looks gorgeous.

  7. 32


    Finally catching up with blog reading and land here…on your beautiful new crisp and clean new site. I love it Diane :)

    I also love the sound of these oatmeal cut-out cookies. Going to try these for certain and that cinnamon icing sounds delicious…perfect for the oatmeal cookies :)

  8. 34

    Jessica says

    I’m planning to make these for my daughter’s birthday party! Can I make them 2-3 days ahead and how should I store them? Also, can I color the icing or add sanding sugar while it’s still wet? Thanks a bunch, they look delicious!

    • 35

      Diane says

      Yes, you can make them days ahead. Allow icing to dry completely before storing in airtight container. 24 hrs. They won’t go stale, the icing keeps them fresh. Yes you can color the icing, the white, is with white coloring to make it extra bright, any color would be pretty. As far as sanding sugar, yes of course you can add it when icing is still wet. Happy Baking!

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    Janine says

    I am looking at your wonderful recipe and I am wondering if the ratio of butter to dry ingredients is too high — are you sure that it is 1 cup (1 stick/8 ounces) of butter in the recipe? Your website is beautiful and so are these cookies!

    • 39

      Diane says

      I use salted butter as I prefer the taste not to be so sweet, so if you use unsalted butter you could add 1/2 teaspoon salt to the recipe to balance the sweetness. I’ve made these many times since posting and have added some salt even with the salted butter :)

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    Tanya says

    My 4 year old son loves to bake with me but I get tired of making messy, unhealthy sugar cookies. These are awesome. I used whole wheat flour and they look delish! 2 mins until they’re out of the oven and we will know for sure. Thanks!

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    Beth says

    These cookies sound fantastic. I wanted to warn you though that you spelled the word lose as loose when you wrote about not wanting to lose the texture of the oats.

  12. 45

    Rose says

    I am looking for a very crisp oatmeal/ multigrain cutout that maybe I can add chopped dried blueberries. Do you think this will work?

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    natalie says

    wow,thanks for the recipe :) these cookies came out amazing! just substituted 1\2 cup flour with the same amount of processed oats and dipped the cookies in dark chocolate :))) barely managed to hide them :))

  14. 49


    Hi! I am so excited to find your recipes for cut-out cookies. I love that type of cookie but wanted to find different flavors. They are hard to find and I do not have a huge amount of time to tweak the recipes that I have. I am excited to try some soon – I have a birthday for a toddler coming up and no one likes cake as much as I think they do so I thought I would make cookies.

    • 50

      Diane says

      I’m so glad you found what you needed. I love different flavored cut out cookies, there is always a new one coming :)


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