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Toasted Oatmeal Cutout Cookies

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If you want some fun roll and cut cookies that are different than anything you’ve ever had, these toasted oatmeal cutout cookies are the thing for you! They make for cute and tasty Christmas cookies! 

Oatmeal cookies cut into shapes of mittens, candy canes and christmas trees decorated with royal icing.

If you are looking for a new cookie recipe to try for Christmas baking, this may be just the thing. They are flavorful and fun to cut into shapes and decorate.

There are some cookies that we just have to make from year to year.  Actually, this year I really thought I was going to skip the cut out cookies all together.  

They are fun, but they do take a bit of work and things have been extra busy lately.  Of course as the time grew close, I just couldn’t not make some.

A standard recipe of Royal Icing usually frosts 2-3 batches of cookies for me.  I knew my go-to sugar cookies would have to get made and Jax was really hoping to make some gingerbread men, so German Gingerbread was a shoe-in.  

Last year we rounded out the cut outs with peanut butter cutouts, but I’ve made a few versions of peanut butter cookies lately and I wanted to try something new.

Toasted oatmeal cookies cut in Christmas shapes on pan ready to bake.

That’s when I saw the oatmeal cutout cookies over at Created by Diane.  I thought an oatmeal cookies would be a fun twist.  Of course, I had to make a few changes.  

I have really been loving pretoasting my oatmeal when making granola lately, so I thought toasting the oatmeal in the cookies would add another layer of flavor.  I also really love the texture of great-grandma’s step-on cookies.  

Little Dude cutting out oatmeal cookie dough with cookie cutters.

The multi-day prep of her oatmeal cookies gives them a great soft texture.  So I added both of those elements into the prep of this batch and it resulted in a delicious cookie.

To be honest, the dough was no picnic to cut.  It somehow managed to be slightly sticky and slightly crumbly at the same time.  

But they weren’t so hard that Jax couldn’t do some rolling and cutting, so you can certainly manage as well!  They also spread a bit, so it is best to stick with simple cookie cutters.  

Tray of Christmas cookies with sugar cookies, gingerbread men, and toasted oatmeal cookies all decorated with royal icing.

I know it sounds like I am talking you out of them, I am not.  Really, they are worth making.  I am just trying to give you all of the keys to success!

Oatmeal cookies cut into shapes of mittens, candy canes and christmas trees decorated with royal icing.

Toasted Oatmeal Cutout Cookies

Carlee
If you want some fun roll and cut cookies that are different than anything you’ve ever had, these toasted oatmeal cutout cookies are the thing for you! They make for cute and tasty Christmas cookies! 
4.75 from 4 ratings
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 4 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 Large Cookies
Calories 74 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Spread oatmeal over a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes, stirring half way between.  You want the oatmeal to take on just a bit of color and smell toasted.  Set aside to cool.
  • Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla, mixing until incorporated. 
  • Stir in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder until combined and then fold in the oatmeal.
  • Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (though a half hour will do in a pinch.)
  • Roll dough on a floured surface to about 1/4-inch thick.  Cut into desired shapes and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 350°F for 7-9 minutes.  Cool for about 4 minutes on the cookie sheet and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 54mgSugar: 4g
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If you want some fun roll and cut cookies that are different than anything you’ve ever had, these toasted oatmeal cutout cookies are the thing for you! They make for cute and tasty Christmas cookies!

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Carlee

Thursday 7th of December 2017

They would be perfect! Thanks!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Friday 23rd of December 2016

These sound really tasty! It would be fun to have a different cutout cookie sometimes!

Carlee

Saturday 24th of December 2016

I have a peanut butter cutout that is really good too. I love trying different kinds, it keeps it interesting!

handmade by amalia

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

Almost too adorable to eat. Amalia xo

Carlee

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

Luckily there are plenty more where those came from! Thank you!

Jess

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

What a neat idea!

Carlee

Thursday 22nd of December 2016

thank you!

Unknown

Tuesday 20th of December 2016

You go girl! I avoid cut-out cookies like the plague. But you have inspired me to get on it this season! Pinned already, thanks for sharing! Erica @ thefirst-taste.com

Carlee

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

Thank you! They are a lot of work, but fun if you can get in the mood to just go for it!