Cookies I Don’t Want to Forget

Did you have a good weekend? Mine was short and sweet. Mostly cleaning and doing odd jobs around the house, but I did squeak in a little time for sewing. And if a girl’s going to clean and sew, she needs some sustenance! I was cleaning out the pictures on my iPad and ran across a picture of the recipe for some iced oatmeal cookies and they hit the sewing spot!

Thimbleanna: Oatmeal Cookies

Usually, when I try a new recipe and like it, I tell myself it’s a keeper and I’ll make it again soon.  The problem is, when “soon” comes around, I can’t remember where I found that really good recipe.  So, I’m trying a new trick.  I’ll file it here on my blog … and hope I can remember that that’s where I put it when the time comes. (Unfortunately, I have no idea where I first saw this recipe, so, if it’s yours — Thanks LOL!  No, really, tell me in the comments and I’ll give you credit!)

Thimbleanna: Oatmeal Cookies

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
2 c. unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. fresh ground nutmeg
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light-brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until soft and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add eggs, mixing until combined. Stir in vanilla. With mixer on low speed, slowly add dry ingredients, scrape the bowl as you go, and mix until just combined. Let the dough rest for about 10 minutes.

Using a standard, medium-sized cookie scoop (about 2 Tbsp.) drop cookies onto a baking sheet, leaving plenty of space in between for spreading.  Bake for 10 – 11 minutes or until edges start to turn a light golden brown color. If you like a crispier cookie, leave them in a minute or so longer. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

When cookies are completely cooled, drizzle with the icing. Store in an airtight container.

2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. milk
Whish together until combined completely.

And, next to having a cookie (or three) while you’re sewing, there’s nothin’ better than cookies in the cookie jar!

Thimbleanna: Oatmeal Cookies





18 Thoughts on “Cookies I Don’t Want to Forget

  1. I’ve just had breakfast, but now you have made me hungry again!!

  2. ooooh, that does look like a mighty fine cookie. I love the lacey icing.
    Your smocking is adorable! Boy, that really brings me back. the bunnie design is just too cute!
    cleaning… too :)

  3. Katie on April 25, 2017 at 7:27 am said:

    I love cookies with icing! I have a similar problem with not remembering where a recipe came from. I have an embarrassingly large cookbook collection, which is use frequently. I’m not great at figuring out which recipe came from which book though! If only I were one of those highly organized people, I’d create a spreadsheet or something.

    Love your jellybean header!

  4. sounds good and I love that big glass cooky jug. I try to remember where I put recipes too and I have so many on pinterest that I can’t ever find what I want there anymore! on the blog I think I can find them – but maybe not?

  5. Amy L on April 25, 2017 at 7:53 am said:

    Mmmm, I love oatmeal cookies, but have never added icing. (and thank God there’s none of the “R” word in it anywhere!) When I get back from Paducah, I’ll have to give this a try. But I’m going to pin your post first, so I can remember where I found them. I love the smocked bunny. Hopefully this dress is big enough for next Easter.

  6. oooo!!! pretty cookies!!! i’m gonna hafta try these – my favorite oatmeal cookies are SO UGLY…

    pretty smocking, too – really, really pretty…

  7. They do look good, Anna. :o)

  8. brigette on April 25, 2017 at 3:43 pm said:

    that smocking slays me. i need a finallyagirl. i won’t have 2 nickels to rub together when i get one, but i need one in the worst way. i will need to try those cookies, i love iced oatmeal cookies. heck, i just love cookies in general.
    have a wonderful rest o’ your week annabanana.

  9. Love the smocking!!!
    The cookies look delish. I haven’t had a frosted oatmeal cookie in eons!

  10. The cookies look good but your smocking is wonderful!

  11. Mary Z on April 26, 2017 at 12:52 pm said:


    I love the smocking. It’s beautiful.

    Those cookies look delicious, though I’ll have to wait until my waistline recovers from all the Girl Scout cookies I have eaten recently before trying them!!

  12. A lovely image of your yummy iced cookies and that pretty smocking! Thanks for sharing those cookies…they will be on my to make list!
    Helen xox

  13. Sharon B. on April 27, 2017 at 5:14 pm said:

    I too love what you are making, it’s going to be beautiful! Please show us a photo when you are done. My husband and I both love oatmeal cookies. I’ll have to try these.
    I really enjoy your website, love the blog title, and of course the characters from Thimbleanna Land. Such fun!!!

  14. These cookies look wonderful, Anna. I could go for one right now.

  15. Those look absolutely heavenly. I wish you could run one by for me! I fear if I make a whole batch, I’ll want to eat a whole batch!

  16. Oh Anna, how you tempt me. I just told Mr. Muddling about those cookies and he wants some!
    Your smocking looks so sweet. I did a little of that when our girls were little. It’s something of a lost art, isn’t it?

  17. Yum, these sound like something I might like too, and with the oat in it, I consider them as healthy ;)!!! That dress looks adorable and so will your little darling girl wearing it. Have a happy weekend, hopefully with lots of stitching time.

  18. Wow! I’m always impressed with people who sew. I quilt cuz sewing causes me to use a colourful vocabulary and then go for a drink! I do think it’s because I do not know the language of sewing.

    Your cookies look yummy! Did you save me any? I’m afraid of making a batch of cookies …. I’ll eat the whole thing …. and if they are absolutely great, I’ll just eat the batting! lol Seriously, I haven’t had a cookie in ages! I do hope you saved me some! Catch you later!

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