Iced Oatmeal Cookies make me nostalgic for childhood in fall. They make me think of leaves changing color as the air gets cooler and the days get shorter. Of warm blankets and football games. Of snuggling up on the couch with a crackling fire in the fireplace.
With brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and oats, these cookies just taste like fall. They’re crispy on the edges and soft in the center, and topped with the trademark milky white glaze. To give these Iced Oatmeal Cookies an even deeper flavor profile, I use browned butter.
Have you made browned butter before? It’s simple to make (just melt butter on the stove top until the milk solids fall to the bottom of the pan and turn a light golden), but is easy to mess up. Just a few seconds too long on the stove, and the milk solids can burn. So stir the butter frequently as it cooks, watch it carefully once it starts to turn, and remove it from the fire as soon as you see golden flecks on the bottom. If you’re in a hurry, you can just use melted butter instead of browned; the cookies will still be delicious!
Looking for some other easy cookie recipes? Try our One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies, Five-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Citrus Shortbread Cutouts, or Ted Lasso Biscuits! Hope you enjoy them! And happy fall, y’all!