These old fashioned iced oatmeal cookies are spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, and are the perfect way to usher in fall. 

Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies |

Today I’m helping out Betsy of Java Cupcake. Her husband is being deployed so she has lined up some guest bloggers to fill in the gaps while she focuses on more important things, like spending time with her family and making care packages for her husband.

These iced oatmeal cookies have quickly become a family favorite right along with whole wheat chewy oatmeal raisin cookies. Simple to make and perfect for the approaching cooler months. In addition to the oats, I beef them up with some whole wheat flour, so they are practically healthy, right?

Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies |

Iced oatmeal cookies are perfect for fall and really, all year round, just right with a cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk. The spicy cinnamon flavor is going to leave you wanting more. The sweet icing gets that crunchy outer layer that I just love.

These oatmeal cookies freeze well…and I may or may not know how they taste straight out of the freezer.

Half whole wheat flour, half all purpose flour, and lots of rolled oats give these cookies extra nutritional value but also make them extra chewy. I personally love what whole wheat flour does for a cookie, plus it’s better for you. Win-win!

One other note — if you can, use freshly grated nutmeg not pre-ground nutmeg. Do it once and you’ll never go back — I promise. All you need is a microplane and nutmeg. Best smell and taste ever, so worth the small extra step it requires.

Iced oatmeal cookies are simple to make. Even my husband loves these and he’s not a big oatmeal cookie fan. He prefers chewy chocolate chip cookies. So traditional. I give him kudos for always trying everything I make, at least once. 

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Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 57 minutes

These old fashioned iced oatmeal cookies are spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, and are the perfect way to usher in fall.


for the cookies

  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground (grated) nutmeg
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

for the icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk


  1. Add oats to a food processor and pulse until partially ground. In a mixing bowl, mix together oats, flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg until well combined.
  2. Using a stand mixer and paddle attachment, whip butter and sugars until pale and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add eggs one at a time until incorporated. With mixer on low, add vanilla and then gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined, scraping bowl as needed. Place dough in fridge for at least 3 hours or up to 24 hours.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Scoop dough by heaping tablespoons and roll (roughly) into a ball. Place on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet and bake for 11-12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and milk. Add enough milk so that you’re able to dip the cookies in and have the icing stick to the cookies. It should be thick…but not too thick. Dip top of cookies in icing and return to baking sheet. Allow icing to set before storing in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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Verdict: Love these–a family favorite. 
Husband’s take: I think he was surprised by how much he enjoyed these cookies. He loves them with coffee.
Changes I would make: None.
Difficulty: Easy!