Last week I tested out this new cookie recipe and was really happy with it. In fact, I brought a plateful to school and left them in the teacher’s lunch room and one of my teacher friends asked for the recipe!
These cookies are very moist and have just the right amount of sweetness. You can add chocolate chips or baking raisins but I think they’re flavorful enough without them! With 1 cup of shredded apple and 2 cups of oatmeal, you almost don’t feel guilty eating them!
Apple Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup shredded apple, lightly packed (I used Cortland.)
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels or 1 cup baking raisins
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and light brown sugar until smooth. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat until blended.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and oatmeal. Add this to the creamed mixture on low speed until combined. Add the apple, chocolate chips, and walnuts on low speed.
4. Place rounded tablespoons of dough two inches apart on the sheet pan. Bake for 12 minutes. The centers will be soft and the edges should be golden brown. Test the centers with a tooth pick. It should come out clean or with a few moist crumbs attached.
This recipe makes about 54 cookies.
This recipe is linked to Pot Luck Sunday at Mommy’s Kitchen, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam, Tuesdays at the Table at All the Small Stuff, and Hearth ‘n Soul Blog Hop at Girlichef.