Thin and Crisp Powdered Oatmeal Cookies

Thin and Crisp Powdered Oatmeal Cookies created by Marlene.

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.

Ready In:
1hr 30mins



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

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  1. Lucky in Bayview
    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.
  2. boater 1938
    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.
  3. missifish
    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!
  4. irundou01
    If you like thin and crispy there is nothing better. I tend to mix up recipes a bit to ad things I enjoy. This recipe was no different. I did everything by the recipe until I got to the oatmeal. I only used approx. 3 cups. I then added the following: toasted pecans chopped up into fine bits, 1/4 cup or more (to taste) of coconut, and a 1/2 bar Hershey's milk chocolate cut up into tiny pieces. I wouldn't use the chocolate chips because they would be to big. You want the tast without having all those great flavors be really noticable. In closing I sprinked as directed and this is, bar none, one of the best cookies I've ever had. I could go into business with just this recipe. PS: these are so very thin and light they are not filled with calories. You can eat two with a cup of coffee and not feel guilty. Enjoy. Maggie G. Los Gatos, CA
  5. Marlene.
    Thin and Crisp Powdered Oatmeal Cookies Created by Marlene.

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