We truly just came out of some crazy, crazy weather these past few days. Lots of snow, wind, and freezing rain....makes for an interesting week. My oldest has been having "Snow Days" for the past couple of days, and we only ventured forth today....because we needed groceries.
Looking on the positive side to the Great Blizzard...WE WILL HAVE SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS! Lots o snow....:) Good thing too, shhh, we got the boys some GT racers.. (Good thing they are not proficient readers yet...that, and my blog doesn't have Lego or Ninja Turtles in it...so no interest what so ever....)
BUT, the boys WERE interested in these AMAZING cookies.
I will put this out there. These are my favourite Oatmeal cookies so far. They were eaten up with great gusto and I have to make another batch here soon. SOOO GOOD. Definitely on my go-to list. So here it is. Add it to your Christmas baking list. You will not regret it. :)
ICED OATMEAL COOKIES
adapted from Mother Thyme
What you Need:
2 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups all purpose flour
1 TBSP of baking powder
half a tsp of baking soda
half a tsp salt
2 tsp of cinnamon
half a tsp of ground nutmeg
1 cup of hard margarine or butter (softened)
1 cup of brown sugar (packed)
half a cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp of vanilla extract
For the glaze:
2 cups of icing sugar (confectioners)
4 TBSP of milk
What to Do:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Have baking sheets prepped with parchment paper or silicone mats.
2. Place oats into a food processor and pulse for 10 seconds.
3. In a medium bowl combine, oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
4. In a large bowl, beat margarine, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat a bit more.
5. In small batches add the dry ingredients while you are beating. Beat until combined.
6. Using about 2 TBSP of dough for each cookie, roll dough into balls and place onto baking sheets.
7. Bake 10-12 minutes. Until golden brown on bottoms.
8. Remove to cooling racks. Cool
9. Make glaze: combine icing sugar and milk and stir to make glaze.
Dip tops of cookies into glaze and allow to set.
Eat with gusto or savour with a cup of hot chocolate. So yummy!