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Grandma’s Frosted Oatmeal Cookies


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Ingredients

Cookies:
1 cup butter, softened

2 cups packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground allspice

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1 cup raisins

1 cup chopped pecans, optional

Frosting:

5 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/3 to 1/2 cup 2% milk

White sprinkles, optional


Instructions

Cookies:

Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. In another bowl, whisk next seven ingredients; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in raisins and, if desired, pecans. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; cover. Refrigerate until firm enough to roll, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut dough with a floured 21/4-in. round cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake until light brown, 7-9 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Frosting:

Beat confectioners’ sugar, butter and enough milk to reach spreading consistency. Spread over cookies. If desired, top with white sprinkles.

Notes

Makes about 4 dozen cookies