Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies
These bring back many childhood memories, and they were also a favorite of my father’s. It took a while for me to develop the exact recipe, as my mother did not leave this one with us. She may have gotten her recipe from my father’s mother because he once said he used to eat cookies like these as a boy. Feel free to increase or decrease the number of spices. We like ours very flavorful.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These tasty oatmeal spice cookies were a real Crew-pleaser! They’re the best of both worlds. It combines a molasses cookie and an oatmeal cookie. Both are old-fashioned favorites and when combined make one yummy cookie. Each cookie is lightly crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy inside with just the right amount of spices. Sweet and slightly tangy, the icing is perfect on top.

NOTE: After mixing the wet and dry ingredients, you may find you need to add a little more flour. We found our batter to be sticky and, if too sticky, they’ll spread like a lace cookie. We ended up adding another cup of flour and it was the right consistency.

Ingredients

  • COOKIES

  • 1 cbutter, softened

  • 1 csugar

  • 1/2 cbrown sugar

  • 1/2 csorghum or molasses

  • 2eggs

  • 1 1/2 call-purpose flour

  • 1 tspsalt

  • 1 tspsoda

  • 2 tspcinnamon

  • 1 tspginger

  • 1 craisins

  • 3 cquick oats

  • ICING

  • 1 cconfectioners’ sugar, sifted

  • 2 Tbsplemon juice

  • 1/2 tspvanilla

How to Make Grandma Ann’s Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

  1. Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

    Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare cookie sheets with baking parchment or a silicone liner.

  2. Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

    Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in sorghum or molasses and the eggs until well blended.

  3. Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

    Stir together the flour, salt, soda, and spices.

  4. Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

    Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Mix until well mixed.

  5. Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

    Add raisins.

  6. Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

    Fold in the oats and stir well.

  7. Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

    Drop by tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for about 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow to set about 3 minutes on sheets, then remove to wire rack for cooling.

  8. Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

    When cool, you can ice with royal icing. Combine icing ingredients and stir until smooth. Add a little bit more lemon juice if too thick, or more powdered sugar if too thin.

  9. Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

    Drizzle from the end of a teaspoon over cookies. Or, place a teaspoon of icing in a dollop on each cookie and spread with the back of the spoon. Allow to harden before storing.

  10. Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

    I also discovered some leftover packaged cookie icing in my pantry and decided to ice some of the cookies with this. You can make swirls or stripes.

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