Fall is here and there are so many things I love about this season - crisp weather, cozy sweaters, leaves crunching underfoot. What is not to love? But I must confess that one my favorite things about fall are all the yummy apple recipes you see this time of year. Today I am sharing one of my favorite apple recipes - yummy apple cookies. If you have never had apple cookies before, you are in for a treat! If you love apples you'll also want to check out this Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie.
Why we make apple cookies
Every fall, the apple tree in our backyard becomes heavy with apples. We struggle to eat and give away all the apples that the tree produces.
I am always looking for new ways to use our apples. I decided to use the apples to make some cookies and I am so pleased I did. These apple oatmeal cookies are the perfect complement to a hot cup of tea or coffee. The fall spices in these cookies really make the house smell wonderful while they are baking.
- white sugar
- brown sugar
- baking powder
- ground nutmeg
- ground cinnamon
- rolled oats
- granny smith apples
- almonds or pecans
How to make apple cookies
I picked some apples from our tree, peeled them and chopped them into small pieces.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter with the white and brown sugars in a large bowl or stand mixer. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract until thoroughly blended.
In a medium bowl, combine all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until blended.
Then add oats, apples and almonds. I just love how you can see the bits of just picked apples in each cookie.
Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can use a cookie scoop for this step.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
This recipe will make three dozen apple cookies, but they won't last long. For my family of five, these cookies usually last 1-2 days.
These apple cookies stay soft and chewy and are full of apple flavor. The apples and oatmeal make them hearty and filling and give them a great texture. This is one of my most popular cookie recipes so I hope you'll give it a try.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter with the white and brown sugars.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla until thoroughly blended.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
- Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until blended.
- Add oats,apples and almonds.
- Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
If you don't have almonds, or aren't crazy about them, pecans and walnuts work well too.
You can store these cookies in an airtight containers on the counter for 3-4 days or in the refrigerator for 7 days.
Granny Smith are great if you prefer a more tart taste and Fuji apples work well if you prefer a sweeter apple.
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