Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

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Susan Feliciano

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@frenchtutor

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 amount of spices. We like ours very flavorful.

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Rating:
★★★★★ 19 votes
Comments:
Serves:
about 3 dozen
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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COOKIES

1 c
butter, softened
1 c
sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
sorghum or molasses
2
eggs
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
soda
2 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
ginger
1 c
raisins
3 c
quick oats

ICING

1 c
confectioner's sugar, sifted
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/2 tsp
vanilla

How to Make Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare cookie sheets with baking parchment or a silicone liner.
  • 2Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in sorghum or molasses and the eggs until well blended.

    Stir together the flour, salt, soda, spices, and raisins. Add to the creamed mixture until well mixed.
  • 3Fold in the oats and stir well. Drop by tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets.
  • 4Bake for about 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow to set about 3 minutes on sheets, then remove to wire rack for cooling.
  • 5When 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. 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.
  • 6I 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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