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Chewy Oatmeal Decorating Cookies


Chewy Oatmeal Decorating Cookies Recipe

So who says cutout cookies need to be either A) sugar cookies, or B) gingerbread? These chewy oatmeal cookies, with a hint of whole wheat and lots of flavor, are easy to roll and cut out with your favorite shaped cutter.

At a glance

6 1/2 dozen 2 1/2" cookies
Nutrition information


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  1. To make the dough: In a medium-sized bowl, beat together the butter and sugar, then add the egg, vanilla, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and ginger, beating until smooth.
  2. Beat in the flours and oats; the mixture may look dry at first, but don't worry, it'll come together.
  3. Divide the dough into two pieces, wrap each piece in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
  5. To shape the cookies: Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll it into a circle about 14" in diameter. Use your favorite cutters to cut out cookies, re-rolling and cutting the scraps.
  6. Place the cutout cookies on lightly greased or parchment-lined cookie sheets; set them fairly close together, as they don't spread.
  7. To bake the cookies: Bake the cookies for about 9 to 10 minutes: the shorter amount of time will make softer cookies, the longer amount of time, crisper cookies.
  8. Remove the cookies from the oven, sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar, if desired, and transfer to a rack to cool.
  9. Repeat with the remaining dough. Decorate as desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 24g, 2 cookies
  • Servings Per Batch 36
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 100
  • Calories from Fat 50
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 60mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 2g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.