Frosted Oatmeal Cookies
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • For the frosting:
  • 4 ounces (1/2 a stick) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon clear (or regular) vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  2. In a large bowl (or stand mixer) cream the butter & sugars together. Add the eggs, molasses & vanilla, blend well.
  3. Add the dry ingredients. Flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg & coconut flakes. Stir till combined.
  4. Drop the dough using a medium size cookie scoop on the prepared sheets, about 2" apart (I get 12 cookies per half sheet).
  5. Bake for 8-9 min. or until just starting to brown on the edges. Don't over bake. You want these cookies to be nice and soft!
  6. For the frosting: In a bowl (or mixer fitted with the beater attachment) use beaters to beat the cream cheese & butter together. Add the powdered sugar and beat for a few minutes until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and salt and mix into the frosting till smooth.
  7. To frost the cookies: place frosting in a frosting bag using a star tip. Frost the cookies in a circular motion. You can also just frost them with a frosting knife or any method you prefer.
Notes
I made the frosting without the cream cheese but liked the cream cheese version as well. So if you don't like a little cream cheese in your frosting, feel free to leave out. Just add a little more powdered sugar & milk or cream to the frosting till you get your desired consistency. Also, almond extract would be really great in the frosting is you want a slightly different flavor.
If you want to bake using convention, keep it at the same temp, just bake for 7-8 minutes not 8-9 minutes.
Recipe by Baked in AZ at https://bakedinaz.com/frosted-soft-oatmeal-cookies/