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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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So, I may be one of those parents that enjoys sneaking fruits and veggies into desserts from time to time….  Do you remember my Chocolate Chips Zucchini Cupcakes?  Well, since Fall is right around the corner (as I write this), apples are in abundance for many.  So if you’re looking for a yummy treat to whip up that includes using this delicious fruit, I’ve got it!  My family raves about this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies Recipe every time I make it.  But it’s easy to see why.  These cookies are soft, chewy, sweet, and oh so delicious!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Apple + cinnamon + oatmeal = a delicious dessert; every single time!  I love this combination whether it comes in pie, bar, or cookie form.  But today, I had cookies on my mind.  So I whipped up a batch (which may already be ALMOST gone) and decided to also share it with you all.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1-2 cups diced apples, without the peel
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate white melting wafers for garnishing (optional)

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream together shortening and sugar.  
  3. Beat in eggs until well blended.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple pie seasoning, and salt; then stir into sugar mixture.  Mix until well blended.
  5. (Optional) Fold in the walnuts.
  6. Gently blend in oats and diced apple.
  7. Drop by spoonfuls onto an un-greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or till the edges are just barely turning brown.
  9. Remove from oven.
  10. Let sit on cookie sheet for 10 minutes to cool and set.
  11. Remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.
  12. Melt the white chocolate wafers and drizzle over the tops of cookies for garnish.
  13. Enjoy!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1-2 cups diced apples, without the peel
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate white melting wafers for garnishing (optional)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream together shortening and sugar.  
    3. Beat in eggs until well blended.
    4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple pie seasoning, and salt; then stir into sugar mixture.  Mix until well blended.
    5. (Optional) Fold in the walnuts.
    6. Gently blend in oats and diced apple.
    7. Drop by spoonfuls onto an un-greased cookie sheet.
    8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or till the edges are just barely turning brown.
    9. Remove from oven.
    10. Let sit on cookie sheet for 10 minutes to cool and set.
    11. Remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.
    12. Melt the white chocolate wafers and drizzle over the tops of cookies for garnish.
    13. Enjoy!

Notes

Once completely cooled, store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

These nutritional facts are offered only as an estimate and could vary slightly.

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Amber Ludwig

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

Ooh boy these look amazing! I bet I could easily turn these into lactation cookies too!! Big win win for me!

Donna

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

These cookies look so delicious and perfect for fall! I can't wait to make a batch for my grandchildren.

Deborah D

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

These sound extremely yummy.

monique s

Sunday 18th of October 2020

I tried making these and they turned out terrific. The kids loved them.

gloria patterson

Saturday 17th of October 2020

Shared with my sister in law and she made a big batch............... she delivered a plate to me and plate to her mother in law. Glass of milk and these cookies made a great treat

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