Cookies in your Favorite Shape

Oatmeal Cut Out Cookies with Vanilla Glaze
 
Tools Needed
Mixing bowls
Measuring cups/spoons
Electric mixer
Knife
Cooling racks
Cookie Sheet (Fat Daddio's CS-12516)
Silicone baking mat (Fat Daddio's SM-Half)
Rolling Pin (I like a stainless steel one Fat Daddio's RPS-14P)
Cookie cutter, any shape (Fat Daddio's CKC-2051)
Pastry bag 
#4 decorating tip
 
Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1½ cups flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1½ cups old fashioned oats (chop with knife)

QUICK TIP: Chop oats with a knife to break down. Don't use a food processor, as it will turn the oats into flour and you will loose texture.

Vanilla Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons water
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer.
  2. Add in the egg and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add flour, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder and oats to mixture. Mix well. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
    QUICK TIP: Place stainless steel rolling pin in the refrigerator with dough. It will make it much easier to roll out.
  4. Roll out dough on floured silicone baking mat with floured rolling pin.
  5. Cut cookies with floured cookie cutter.
  6. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes until just golden.
  7. Let cool 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. Oatmeal cookies can be any shape. This star cutter adds a holiday touch.
  9. Oatmeal cookies can be any shape. This star cutter adds a holiday touch.
  10. Icing the CookiesOnce cookies have cooled completely, prepare the glaze.
  11. Mix all glaze ingredients together. Pour glaze into a pastry bag. (Read here for tips on filling a pastry bag.)
  12. Outline cookie with a #4 tip and fill in so cookies are smooth.
  13. Let dry completely before storing.
Recipe courtesy of Created by Diane.
 
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