These oatmeal cookies make their own frosting while they bake. Very tasty and addictive.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the brown sugar, white sugar, and vegetable oil until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture, then mix in the rolled oats. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  • Roll cookie dough into walnut sized balls, roll the balls in the confectioners sugar to coat, and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

106.5 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 14.3g 5% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 7.8mg 3% DV; sodium 57.6mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
I just started baking. I'm seventeen and I'm just trying to find recipes that will be good for my family when I get responsible enough to have one..=D..so I cooked my mom dinner saturday night and made these as dessert and they are FABULOUS right out of the oven when they are still a little warm yet. I went light on the oats because I added raisins to half of the batch-MISTAKE. The ones ROLLED IN the powdered sugar didn't even taste like oatmeal cookies when cooled but the ones i didn't roll in the confectioners' sugar tasted like oatmeal. MY ADVICE: add all the oats add raisins if you want don't use the confectioners' sugar. these are amazing and the best oatmeal cookies my mom said she'd ever had and oatmeal are her favorite. 3 These made me thirty (30) cookies I don't ever think the serving amount is correct. I pulled them out a bit earlier and still days later they are super moist. Delish. Will definately make again--THANKS.! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2004
I hate to give a negative review but I thought I had a very sweet tooth. I love sugar but these were like taking a teaspoonful of sugar and putting it in your mouth. Definietly not disgusting cookies goodness knows my kids LOVED them but it's the first time anything has been to sugary for me. Read More
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57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
I just started baking. I'm seventeen and I'm just trying to find recipes that will be good for my family when I get responsible enough to have one..=D..so I cooked my mom dinner saturday night and made these as dessert and they are FABULOUS right out of the oven when they are still a little warm yet. I went light on the oats because I added raisins to half of the batch-MISTAKE. The ones ROLLED IN the powdered sugar didn't even taste like oatmeal cookies when cooled but the ones i didn't roll in the confectioners' sugar tasted like oatmeal. MY ADVICE: add all the oats add raisins if you want don't use the confectioners' sugar. these are amazing and the best oatmeal cookies my mom said she'd ever had and oatmeal are her favorite. 3 These made me thirty (30) cookies I don't ever think the serving amount is correct. I pulled them out a bit earlier and still days later they are super moist. Delish. Will definately make again--THANKS.! Read More
(19)
Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2004
I hate to give a negative review but I thought I had a very sweet tooth. I love sugar but these were like taking a teaspoonful of sugar and putting it in your mouth. Definietly not disgusting cookies goodness knows my kids LOVED them but it's the first time anything has been to sugary for me. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2004
These are the best oatmeal cookies I have ever made or tasted. I chilled the dough for 3 hours and I rolled it lightly in 10x sugar-the self made glaze is terrific. They are chewy not cake like. I highly recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2003
This is a great recipe.... the cookies covered with the confectioners sugar take on a delicate texture. My kids really liked them..... and they are picky about oatmeal cookies.... I added golden raisins coconut and white choc chips.... yum! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2009
Wonderful cookies. Be careful to not overbake. I learned from my first batch that they should only be baked for about 8 minutes just until they are set. Watch closely. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2009
Not convinced these cookies make their own frosting. The only thing on top of the cookies is some remnants of the powdered sugar. That aside though these are pretty good cookies. I didn't think they were too sweet and I like the fact that you can use oil bc if I ever run out of shortening or margarine these will be my go to oatmeal cookies. I don't think they are too greasy. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/06/2006
These did "frost" themselves. They were okay. Came out dry and crunchy. They did not spread while baking. Good flavor but not a chewy tender cookie. Probably won't make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2003
The cookies turned out great. The one problem I encountered (and easily corrected) was putting too much powdered sugar on the cookies. If you put too much on it won't melt into the cookies and you're left with big white patches not icing. Just make sure to pat off all the loose powdered sugar and you'll be fine! Everyone loved these cookies. They're chewy with the perfect amount of crisp. The texture is very good and the taste is perfect. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2007
I made these about 2 hours ago and they were terrible when they came out of the oven. 1 hour later they were still sub-par. 2 hours later they were very good. Don't give into the normal tempatation to eat them directly out of the oven because they don't taste good. Give 'em time.... Read More
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