Iced oatmeal cookies have always been a nostalgic food for most people, as it reminds them of delicious home-cookin’. In the past we have always eaten the store-bought kind, you know, those little hard and sweet wonders that come in the purple package? Yes, those. However, I set out to recreate this long-enjoyed delicacy, and revolutionize, no, challenge the franchise of packaged cookies. Fresh anything is always better, at least, that’s my motto. These Old-Fashioned Iced Oatmeal cookies have a mild nutmeg/cinnamon flavor, a soft yet crispy texture, and a deliciously simple glaze. What could be better than that? This episode of Delicious Food 101 features The Chef, Queenbee, and Friar Tyst.
The Chef: “Queenbee, are those cookies done yet? I forgot to check them.” Queenbee: “Yes, Friar Tyst is icing them, I just tried one and it was really good!” The Chef: “Well that’s a relief! You never know how these recipes are going to turn out.”
The Chef: “Friar Tyst, don’t you think you’re laying on that icing just a bit thick?” Friar Tyst: “If you can still see the cookie, just keep a goin’.” The Chef: “No arguments here.”
The Cookies: 1 stick softened butter, 1/2 cup organic sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 2 cups white whole wheat flour, 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda.
Cream together the butter, sugars, and egg using a hand mixer fitted with the beaters. Add the oats, mix until combined. Add the flour in two batches, mixing well after each addition. Now add the remaining ingredients and mix for one minute. Preheat your oven to 360 degrees. Divide the dough into fourteen to sixteen equal balls using and ice cream scoop. Flatten with the bottom of a glass. Bake for ten minutes, turn off the heat, and let sit in the oven for another ten minutes.
The Glaze: 2 tbsp. cold butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tbsp. almond milk.
Mix together these three ingredients with your hand mixer until well combined. When the cookies have cooled, brush the glaze on with a pastry brush. You will most likely have to do this in two coats. These cookies are crispy on the first day and soft on the second day, so eat them on the day whose texture you prefer.;)