Cinnamon Dreams

It’s no secret that Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Not because of presents but because of cookies! I bake the staple cookies every year (peanut butter balls, cut outs, etc.) but I always try new recipes to share with those that I love. I have always been a fan of oatmeal cookies, but I think these, Santa will just adore!

Cinnamon Oatmeal Iced Cookies

Makes 2 1/2 dozen

  • 2 cups Old fashion oats (pulsed in food processor)
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 2 sticks Butter(softened)
  • 1 cup Light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup White sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Almond extract

White Glaze

  • 2 cups Confectionary Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract

First, place the oats in a food processor or a chopper. Pulse about 6 times to cut the oats slightly. The more powdery the oats get, the thinner the cookies will be. I prefer them to be thicker so it depends on your tastes. After the oats are pulsed, place to the side.

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Next, mix the butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, and almond extract together in a mixer until smooth. Scrape the sides and then add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices, and oats. Mix until completely combined. Place in the refrigerator to cool for 1 hour. You can use the dough immediately but it’s very sticky.

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After the dough has chilled, remove from refrigerator. Heat oven to 350°. Make dough balls about 1 inch in diameter and place on a pan covered in parchment paper. Bake for 11-13 minutes. The dough will spread out slightly.

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After the cookies have baked, let them cool for 5 minutes. Dip just the top in the glaze and let the cookies dry. It should take about a half an hour to completely dry. Serve with cold milk, or my personal favorite… spiked hot cocoa. Enjoy!

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