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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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      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.  

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.

Little Dude cutting out oatmeal cookie dough with cookie cutters.

   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.  

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!

Tray of Christmas cookies with sugar cookies, gingerbread men, and toasted oatmeal cookies all decorated with royal icing.
Yield: 48 Large Cookies

Toasted Oatmeal Cutout Cookies

toasted oatmeal cookies cut in mitten, candy cane and Christmas tree shapes with colorful royal icing on top.

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! 

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 4 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 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.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla, mixing until incorporated. 
  4. Stir in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder until combined and then fold in the oatmeal.
  5. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (though a half hour will do in a pinch.)
  6. Roll dough on a floured surface to about 1/4-inch thick.  Cut into desired shapes and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  7. 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 Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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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!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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!

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