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.
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 cookies are the perfect complement to a hot cup of tea or coffee.
I picked some apples from our tree, peeled them and chopped them into small pieces.
I then added them to my traditional oatmeal cookie recipe. I just love how you can see the bits of just picked apples in each cookie.
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. The apples and oatmeal make them hearty and filling.
- 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.
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