Go back to your childhood with these Healthy & Soft Old-Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies. They stay soft and full of flavor for days – even up to two weeks!
When I think back to my childhood, I am immediately taken back to time spent at my grandma’s house. More specifically, I start thinking about her cookie jar and how she was always sure to keep it filled with our favorite cookies.
For starters, there was always a bunch of iced animal cookies. I’m not talking about the pink and white ones with colorful sprinkles, but the ones that are lightly iced. They were one of my absolute favorites, and I still get giddy when I see them in the store on occasion. Although, they are much harder to come by these days.
The other type of cookie that Grandma filled her cookie jar with was the iced oatmeal cookies. I could never quite choose between an animal cookie or an oatmeal cookie, so I usually went into the jar with two hands, coming out a winner in each.
The one thing that I never did quite love about the oatmeal cookies was that they were hard and crunchy. The same thing I didn’t like about most store-bought cookies. In my opinion, cookies are supposed to be soft. (and preferably not quite cooked all the way in the middle.) That is why I knew I had to recreate the old-fashioned iced oatmeal cookie recipe so I could make it both a little healthier and a lot softer.
With this recipe, I totally made it happen. The flavor is spot on exactly how I remember at Grandma’s house. Yet, you don’t break a tooth on them.
And because of the lightened-up factor, you really can go in with two hands into a cookie jar filled with these babies!
- 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1 cup oat flour (oats ground to a flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons butter , softened
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
- For full recipe instructions, visit Super Healthy Kids, where I'm sharing the recipe today.
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