Cinnamon-Glazed Oatmeal Cookies

  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

Cookies:
3cups old-fashioned oats
2cups flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon cinnamon
1/2teaspoon salt
1cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1cup packed brown sugar
1/2cup sugar
2 eggs
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1cup walnuts, chopped
Cinnamon glaze:
1cup sugar
2tablespoons skim or whole milk
1/2teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2teaspoon cinnamon
Food coloring (optional)

Instructions

For the cookies:

  1. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Beat the butter, brown sugar and sugar in a mixing bowl until creamy, scraping the bowl occasionally.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until blended. Add the oats mixture and beat until combined. Stir in the walnuts.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the glaze:

  1. Combine the sugar, skim milk, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl and stir until of a glaze consistency.
  2. If using food coloring to tint the glaze, add a few drops until desired color is reached.
  3. Drizzle the glaze over cooled cookies. Let stand until set.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Baton Rouge, Inc., River Road Recipes IV: Warm Welcomes, Entertaining Menus from Our Homes to Yours (the Junior League of Baton Rouge, Inc., 2004)

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