The powdered sugar developes an icing-like texture in the oven that makes everyone happy.Today I baked a batch of Brown Sugar Oaties. These tasty bits are Thing 1’s favorite, so I make them every year for the holidays. They feature oatmeal, but without the typical raisins that she hates, and have a decidedly butterscothy flavor.

Brown Sugar Oaties
makes 5-6 dozen

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup or so powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350. Prepare cookie sheet with silicon or parchment liner.
  2. Cream together butter, shortening, and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat eggs in one at a time, then add vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. Mix into wet ingredients until well combined. Form dough into 1″ balls and roll in powdered sugar. Be generous…these should look like powdered donut holes.
  4. Place on cookie sheet leaving 2″ between balls. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until just barely starting to brown. Cool on sheets for 4-5 minutes before moving to a rack.