Thin and Crisp Powdered Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

If you're into soft, chewy, raisin-filled oatmeal cookies, these are not for you. These cookies are melt-in your-mouth good, wafer thin and addictive.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter or margarine and sugar.
  2. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Add combined flour, soda and salt; mix thoroughly.
  4. Stir in oatmeal.
  5. Drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet.
  6. Dip fork in water, press cookie down; or use the bottom of a glass.
  7. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. While still warm, sprinkle top of cookie with confectioners' sugar.
Most Helpful

Delicious! Delicate and light. I just wish I wasn't giving them away. I used Missfish's idea and rolled them in a log and stored in the fridge until I was ready to bake. I sliced the cookies fairly thin, so I didn't need to press them down. They came out great. I sprinkled with crystal sugar rather than powderd sugar only because I didn't want the powdered sugar to make a mess in the gift bag. Thanks for posting, I'll be making these again.

Lucky in Bayview December 14, 2011

This, in my opinion, is what an oatmeal cookie should be. Sprinkled a few grains of coarse sugar when hot out of the oven instead of confectioners sugar for a visual sparkle, but would have been just as good without. thank you ,sugarpea, for a great cookie.

boater 1938 August 17, 2009

These were the hit of my holiday cookie baskets. Delicious. I doubled the recipe, and had more dough than I needed, so I froze it in logs and took it to my mother-in-law's house. When our guests arrived, I thawed it briefly, then sliced and cooked. voila - FRESH cookies that were being eaten as soon as I could sprinkle the sugar on. A new fave at our house. Thank you!

missifish May 17, 2009