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This Decorated Cookie Cakes recipe has oatmeal but these are not the typical oatmeal cookies with spices. This cookie is iced and layered and iced. It has a deliciously surprising flavor, vanilla with a hint of almond. No almond meal or nuts. I acquired this recipe, given to me years ago, and have never come across anything like it since.

Decorated Cookie Cakes

The cookies are decorated and it is time to let you in on the secret.


Makes 3 dozen layered 2 1/2 inch cookies
Bake 350 degree F for 10-12 minutes until edges just turn lightly brown

1 Cup butter-room temperature
1 Cup sugar
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1/2 Teaspoon almond extract
2 and 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
3/4 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
2 Cups one minute oats

Ingredients for Decorated Cookie Cakes







Set out ingredients. Whisk flour with salt and baking powder.









Cream sugar with butter with mixer. Add one egg at a time and beat after each. Add extracts and mix in thoroughly.

Creamy Dough







Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix on low until all ingredients incorporated well.

Mmm, the dough







Add oatmeal. Mix well.

Refrigerated Dough







Divide dough into fourths and refrigerate until firm.

Rolling Out the Dough







Work with small portions of the dough at a time. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Generously sprinkle board with flour and dust the rolling pin as well. Dust the cookie cutters too.

Use Your Favorite Cutters







Bake and then cool.

Frosting the Cookies into Cakes







After the cookies have cooled spread buttercream, recipe following, between two cookies and let set. Next spread buttercream on edges and top. Let set. Decorate as you choose with sprinkles, or change up buttercream with food coloring. Let the cookies set for several hours before eating. The texture becomes more cake-like.







The time is worth it! Delicious!

Buttercream Recipe

4 Cups of powdered sugar and more if needed for spreading consistency
1/2 Cup butter-room temperature
Sprinkle of salt
3 Tablespoons of cream, more as needed for spreading
1 Teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients with mixer until fluffy. The buttercream will harden just enough as it dries.


Decorated Cookie Cakes





  1. Posted February 4, 2015 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    Hey there! Followed the link from the Valentine’s day cookie post! Looks yummy!

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