A Happy Birthday Oatmeal Cookie

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“makes a large 9" cookie, that can be decorated with writing..just like the cookies at the mall...use it as an edible greeting card..possibilities are endless..adapted from Elinor Klivans”
12 cookie wedges

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Position a rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350*.
  3. Trace a 9" circle on a piece of parchment paper and line a baking sheet with the paper, marked side down.
  4. Make the cookie --
  5. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a small bowl and set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smoothly blended, about 1 minute.
  7. Stop the mixer and scrape down sides of the bowl as needed during the mixing.
  8. add the egg and vanilla and mix till blended -- about 30 seconds.
  9. On low speed, mix in the flour mixture to incorporate it.
  10. Mix in the oatmeal, then mix in the raisins and walnuts.
  11. Drop by spoonfuls of dough into the marked circle, then use a thin spatula to spread the dough evenly over the circle.
  12. smooth the edges of the circle with the spatula.
  13. Bake the cookies until the edges are light brown and the center is light golden.about 19 minutes.
  14. It will spread out about 1" --
  15. Let the cookie cool completely on the baking sheet on a wire rack.
  16. Make the frosting --
  17. In a small bowl, stir the powdered sugar and vanilla together with enough water to form a thick frosting.
  18. The frosting should hold its shape if you drizzle a little on a piece of paper.
  19. Spoon the frosting into a small self sealing plastic freezer out the excess air -- cut a very small hole in one corner of the bag.about 1/16th" long.
  20. Hold the bag about 1" above the cookie at a slight angle and write your message by twisting the bag and gently squeezing to release a thin stream of frosting, moving the bag slowly to form thin letters or a design.
  21. Let the frosting is set.
  22. the cookie can be covered and stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.
  23. using a large sharp knife to cut the cookie into wedges to serve, if desired.

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