Paula's Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
about 5 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Brown Butter Icing, recipe follows
  • Brown Butter Icing:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease 1 or more cookie sheets. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar in a bowl until fluffy. Add eggs and beat until mixture is light in color. Add buttermilk. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in oatmeal, raisins, walnuts, and vanilla, blending well. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Drizzle with Brown Butter Icing.

Brown Butter Icing:

In a small saucepan heat the butter over medium heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in 3 cups sifted powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in enough water (3 to 4 tablespoons) to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle on warm cookies.

Yield: enough to ice 5 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ease of preparation: Easy


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    Absolutely glorious! Wonderful icing. I used golden raisins.
    This recipe is AWFUL! You eat first with your eyes---looked terrible. The aroma ( due to the myriad of spices was good. They did not hold together well, reminded me of lace cookies, which are rolled around a cone to at least make them look presentable. No instructions to let them cool on the pan for 5 minutes, THAT would have helpful. If you tried to lift them before a short cooling period, they wrinkled a head of the spatula (suspect the sugar content was a little high. If you waited more than 5 minutes, they adhered to the baking sheet. The amount of spice overpowered the dried cherries and dark chocolate I opted to substitute for the raisins and walnuts. Will not make these again. My son and granddaughter did like the taste, I was not a fan ( and I have a very adventurous palate!
    you put the review with the wrong recipe. This doesn't have dried cherries or chocolate..
    Great flavor and wonderful texture. These have been a hit every time I have made them. I do not bother with the icing... but everyone always loves them.
    Too sweet. Too many layers of favors. Skip the icing. Can't even taste the oatmeal. Too much spice. Too much of everything.
    Very good! My new favorite oatmeal cookie!
    I LOVE ALL OATMEAL COOKIES,BUT I MUST BE THE DOWNER THIS TIME. WHY DOES THIS RECIPE CALL FOR SALTED BUTTER AND THEN EXTRA SALT TO THE DOUGH MIXTURE.
     
    WITH SALTFREE SWEET BUTTER SO EASY AND ABUNDANT WHY RUIN A GREAT RECIPE AND IT IS A GREAT RECIPE BY THROWING ALL THE EXTRA SALT IN.
     
    I ONLY ADD A PINCH TO BREADS WITH YEAST TO HELP WITH THE RISING,BUT PAULA YOU SAID YOU WERE COOKING AND BAKING HEALTHIER.
     
    IT IS A VERY GOOD RECIPE IF YOU USE UNSALTED BUTTER AND NOT ADD EXTRA.I ALSO ADDED SOME SUGAR FREE DRIED CRANBERRIES TO THIS RECIPE,AND I GROUND UP OATS & 1 CUP OF REGULAR OATS IS GREAT.LOVE THE COOKIE ,NOT THE SALT. TO MANY FAMILY MEMBERS SICK WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.GOTTA STAY HEALTHY AND KEEP OUR HUSBANDS WITH US!AND CHILDREN WILL LEARN BETTER HABITS,LOVE OUR COOOKIES AND I'M MAKING YOUR ORANGELAYER CAKE TOMORROW! THANKS PAULA
    This is not a soapbox forum for diet.Choose another recipe. Also writing with all caps is like shouting and is rude.
    The recipe does not call for salted butter, it calls for butter. In my experience, most baking recipes assume you will use unsalted butter as the default.
    After making these cookies, I went directly to my mother's house and slapped her not once, but twice. These cookies are simply the best and I will not use any other oatmeal cookie recipe. It's fast, simple and will truly make you slap yo momma!
    Very good recipe. Followed it exactly and they came out perfectly. May add some maple flavoring to the icing next time for a twist.
    Like others have mentioned, these cookies turned out FLAT and STUCK TO THE COOKIE SHEET. I refrigerated the rest of the batter and will try it again tomorrow...on a lower temp because they also burned at listed temp/time.
    I don't understand why some have a hard time with this recipe. I've made them numerous times, everyone always wants the recipe, and never, ever had a problem. Never flat
    The icing recipe is what I used and loved it!! So did the kids! I haven't made cookies yet but I'm sure if they taste as good as the icing they will be great! Thanks Paula Deen.
    Yummy and Easy! I am not very experienced in the kitchen and I made these to share for Christmas and my grandma was so impressed. She also requested another batch. :- 
     
    I didn't add the icing because i think they are great without it. 
     
    Also, i baked mine on 325 degrees convection for 11 mins. I realized the cookies don't spread so now i put 25 per cookie sheet. 
     
    Super easy and I loved it! I made the cookies a little smaller and got about 73 out of this recipe. SO TASTY!
    I have made these for the last 4 years! This is the BEST Oatmeal cookie I have ever made. Family and Friends just love them! Don't skip the frosting, it realy makes the cookie fantastic.
    Made these a couple of years ago for Thanksgiving my in-laws loved and they were gone within 2-days all I took home was an empty container. This is a great twist on the traditional oatmeal cookie. Making them again tonight.
    These were great! I used chocolate chips instead of raisins, which made the cookie perfectly sweet. I don't think the icing was necessary.
    My husband loves Oatmeal cookies. This is the second time I make them because he kept asking for more : This time instead of raisins I put dried cranberries, just for a change, I made them last night and he's ate about 5 cookies already lol and he claims he doesn't have a sweet tooth ;
    Yummy! Love these cookies
    The best cookies I have made so far, I added two extra ingredients (coconut and currantsand called them load em up. Its a Yums recipe! Way to go Paula!
    Flat. Really flat cookies and they fell apart trying to get them off of the sheet. I baked them according to the recipe. The only thing I can figure is that it was the buttermilk. I'm thinking the buttermilk was too runny. IDK. However, I really loved the flavor! The cookies are packed full of (what I like to call "holiday" spices.
    Delish! As many other reviews say, The heat/cook time is a little high, so a baked them at 340º F for 12-13 minutes. Perfect! The Brown Butter Icing is amazing!!!!! It says to grease 1 cookie sheet. Don't listen to that. Even following the recipe, You will need 4-5 cookie sheets. Make sure you let the cookies cool before you take them off the sheet. They are very thin and soft. Just because I could, I hid a few white chocolate chips inside a batch. YUM! Some reviews say the spices are a little much. Maybe so, but they make it all the more delicious! You can tone down the spices a little bit, but they are delectable full-blast/ A wonderful recipe!! I always make this whenever we have company (or just cause I'm hungry and they make my day every time!!! Highly recommend this recipe!!!!
    Best oatmeal cookies ever! The icing made a huge difference. It's wonderful! Made 5 batches and gave out as a thank you to the ladies at the local Breat Cancer Health Center. They LOVED them!!!!!
    Great cookie! Didnt do the icing...and lowered temp to 325° for 10 mins...cookies were burning at 350. Kids loved em!
    Tastes like Christmas! ....well all in all it was an alright cookie, somewhat overwhelming for my taste buds. It came out to be more like a cross between an oatmeal cookie and a gingerbread. I like the spices and think they are interesting so getting rid of them completely doesnt seem right..maybe if I half all of them the second time around it would be subtle enough.Oh and after the first batch I changed the cook time to 7-8 minutes, since mine burnt on the bottom.
    These might be the best cookies I've ever had. Yum. Thanks, Paula!
    These are the best oatmeal cookies ever!!! ...And I have made a lot of cookies. I have 3 children (teenagers now and this is our "go to" favorite cookie! In fact, they rarely even last long enough to put in the cookie jar! Thanks for all your fabulous recipes! My family thinks I am a great cook...but what I am great at is following a superb recipe!!!
    My whole family loved these cookies. I did not frost them. I did plump the raisins in fruit juice. This will be one of our go to cookie recipes for sure.
    These are Very yummy but instead of using icing I used Cinnamon because it is too sweet for me.
    Fantastic. I received so many compliments on how delicious they were. I didn't use the icing.
    delicious!!!!!!! i didnt add the buttermilk because i didnt have it but added half and half instead. also,i didnt use the icing either. they are scrumptious!!!!!! the cookie batter was a little thin for the first batch so i added a half cup more flour with perfect results
    Stick to the Quacker Oats recipe. Shame on you Paula Dean. And shame on me for no reading the reviews first. This dough was too wet (I did verify the ingredients and it stuck horribly to the cookie sheets, even after greasing (which I've never had to do, by the way. My husband said they tasted good, but I was not impressed with the quality overall. I do like Paula's Mexican Wedding Cakes, however.
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