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December 13, 2014

Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

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 Dense, chewy cinnamon-y oatmeal cookies, drizzled with a rich maple cream cheese glaze, sing of the holiday season. These Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze make the perfect Christmas cookie.

Dense, chewy cinnamon-y oatmeal cookies, drizzled with a rich maple cream cheese glaze, sing of the holiday season. These Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze make the perfect Christmas cookie.

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Could we take a second to marvel over the fact that today is the last day of Christmas Cookie Week?

Where the heck has the time gone?

Have y’all enjoyed this week as much as I have?

It’s been pretty decadent and wonderful, huh? Hopefully, you’ve found a ton of inspiration for whatever upcoming holiday baking you have planned because I definitely have!

Dense, chewy cinnamon-y oatmeal cookies, drizzled with a rich maple cream cheese glaze, sing of the holiday season. These Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze make the perfect Christmas cookie.

This final cookie was a favorite of both Winston’s and mine. Incidentally, it was also the first successful recipe we made for this week.

Winston is partial to oatmeal cookies, so I wanted to create a treat using his favorite ingredient. I was searching cookbooks for inspiration when I stumbled upon an oatmeal cookie sandwich with a peanut butter filling in Homemade Decadence, Joy the Baker’s latest book.

After thinking on this, I decided to adapt Joy’s recipe, which I knew would become a new favorite of mine because the Girl Scout cookies they’re inspired by are my ABSOLUTE favorite.

Dense, chewy cinnamon-y oatmeal cookies, drizzled with a rich maple cream cheese glaze, sing of the holiday season. These Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze make the perfect Christmas cookie.

You see, while Winston loves oatmeal, he’s not really a fan of peanut butter in baked goods.

I know. Good thing my love of peanut butter-centric desserts balances us out.

I mean… who would’ve eaten all the Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies with a Raspberry-Orange Glaze otherwise?

Dense, chewy cinnamon-y oatmeal cookies, drizzled with a rich maple cream cheese glaze, sing of the holiday season. These Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze make the perfect Christmas cookie.

So… back to these Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze.

They’re pretty delicious. The cookies are dense, chewy and full of cinnamon and oatmeal flavor. The cinnamon is strong, but it’s perfect for this time of year. And when the cookies are topped with the cream cheese and maple syrup glaze, they just sing.

Dense, chewy cinnamon-y oatmeal cookies, drizzled with a rich maple cream cheese glaze, sing of the holiday season. These Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze make the perfect Christmas cookie.

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Sound good?

Here’s how these beauties… and how you can make your own, too:

Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze
Yield: 24 cookies

Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Dense, chewy cinnamon-y oatmeal cookies, drizzled with a rich maple cream cheese glaze, sing of the holiday season. These Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze make the perfect Christmas cookie.

Ingredients

Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 2.5 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients -- oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and kosher salt. Set aside.
  3. In another large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter, coconut oil, brown sugar and maple syrup until smooth with a hand mixer (or a stand mixer using the paddle attachment).
  4. Add the egg and the vanilla to the butter/sugar mixture and beat until well combined.
  5. Slowly measure in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Beat until combined.
  6. Using a 1" greased cookie scoop, dollop the cookies onto the lined baking sheets, spacing them about 1½" apart.
  7. Transfer the baking sheets to the oven, and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cookies have set and are slightly soft (but not too soft.)
  8. While the cookies are cooling, prepare the glaze.
  9. Measure the cream cheese, maple syrup, powdered sugar and vanilla extract into the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth. You can also do this step by hand or with a hand mixer, though I've found the glaze doesn't come out as smooth.
  10. When the cookies have cooled, drizzle the glaze over them, and enjoy!

Notes

Cookies adapted from from Homemade Decadence by Joy Wilson.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24 cookies

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 121 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 96mg Carbohydrates: 18g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

Dense, chewy cinnamon-y oatmeal cookies, drizzled with a rich maple cream cheese glaze, sing of the holiday season. These Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze make the perfect Christmas cookie.

What cookies do you want to make this season?

Christmas Cookie Week 2014 // The Speckled Palate
Want to join in on this sugar, butter and baked goodness celebration? Today is the final day, so get your cookie post shared on your blog by tonight! 
Head over to the intro post to Christmas Cookie Week 2014, and I’ll see y’all back here tomorrow for a round-up of all the recipes shared this week!

15 Comments

  1. Julia

    UGH these look magnificent! I’m a huge fan of oatmeal cookies, and I love the idea of maple cream cheese glaze. So tasty! I’ll take Winston’s portion of whatever PB treats you bake up, cause I’m PB obsessed. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  2. Trisha

    I’ve loved following along Christmas cookie week. I think this might be my favorite. I love oatmeal! While my husband isn’t a huge fan, i think the maple cream cheese frosting would win him over. 🙂 Lovely photos too! Those santa napkins are the cutest!

  3. Eileen

    YES. Who doesn’t love oatmeal and cinnamon? These may actually have to happen today!

  4. Jayne | Tenacious Tinkering

    Ugh… I know what you mean when you say your husband doesn’t go for peanut butter much. My husband isn’t a fan of cake. I mean he’ll have the odd one here and there in birthdays but chocolate cake? With frosting? Count him out. (I’m kinda secretly happy cos then I get more ;-)) Also, cinnamon & oatmeal are best buds. I’m pretty sure of that.

  5. Meg @ With Salt and Wit

    Oh my goodness! These look so good!

  6. Sabrina

    Fantastic! These are perfect for holiday cookie season!

  7. katerina @ diethood.com

    YUM! My kids will absolutely love these!!

  8. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    Totally in love with that Maple Glaze! I need it!

  9. Michelle

    I need to make those for my son…he loves oatmeal cookies! These look so good, especially with that yummy glaze!

  10. eat good 4 life

    Loving these cookies. I have wanted to make something like this for a while so I will keep this recipe handy. Love the flavors!

  11. Cathy @ Noble Pig

    These sound amazing! Just wow.

    • Erin

      Thanks, Cathy!

  12. Liana

    Can I take out or substitute the coconut oil? In alergic to coconut, so does it make a difference being in the cookies?

    • Erin

      Hi Liana! I totally understand needing to make substitutes. I’ve got a few food allergies, too, so I know know it goes. Replace the coconut oil here with two tablespoons of unsalted butter, bringing up the butter quotient to 6 tablespoons. I’m sure that’ll work just fine, and I hope you enjoy these cookies!

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