Sunday, April 25, 2010

Iced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These are so good, with or without the icing. They are buttery and chewy - make them crisp by baking them just a little longer. I love them with raisins, but you can add dried cherries instead, if you prefer.

Printable Recipe
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup raisins 

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, set aside. Beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat in just until combined. Stir in the oatmeal and raisins by hand.

Drop dough in rounded tablespoons about 2" apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until browned around the edges. Let cookies stand on the cookie sheet for 1 minute before removing to cool on a wire rack.

If desired, drizzle with this glaze. It will dry to a hard, shiny finish.

1 cup pwd sugar
1 tbsp light corn syrup
2 tbsp warm water

Stir together until well blended.


Bo said...

I love oatmeal cookies. My mom never put icing on the ones she used to make...I will try this soon!

RecipeGirl said...

I love the icing on top. Just makes them a little more desirable, don't ya think? Wonderful cookie recipe :)

Brownieville Girl said...

I had never thought to put icing of oatmeal cookies - great idea!

Pam said...

I love oatmeal cookies but have never put icing on them. What a great thing! I will try this! Thanks!

The Sugar Queen said...

=) I was inspired by these crisp, iced oatmeal cookies I used to buy at the grocery store, but are no longer available.

When I last made /these/ cookies, I accidentally overbaked some of them, which made them nice and crispy. I remembered those cookies from long ago and tried icing the ones I made, and they're pretty close!

Steph said...

I've never iced my cookies before. These remind me of my favourite thin and crispy oatmeal cookies

Barefoot Belle said...

I definitely want to try these with cherries!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What yummy treats with the icing on top! It makes them so special!