Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve been craving oatmeal cookies but I did not have any chocolate chips at home. I ended up tweaking my original oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe and made a new oatmeal cookie using cinnamon and apples! OMG, theses apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies are so good! They almost remind me of those breakfast oatmeal granola bars with an even chewier texture and fresher taste.

Being a mom of two toddlers I love any time I get to bake with fruit, it takes away some of that mom guilt. I know cookies are still a sweet treat but with oatmeal and apples they are definitely a “healthier” cookie option compared to others.

The best part (besides the taste) is that they are easy to make and only require one bowl. I know I hate doing dishes after baking so the less bowls the better!

How to Make These Cookies

To start preheat your oven to 350F and line to baking pans with parchment paper.

Peel and dice 1 medium/large sized apple. You want the pieces to be fairly small. Once cut set apple aside.

In a large bowl or in your stand mixer with the paddle attachment on beat butter and sugars together until fluffy. This usually takes a good 3 minutes. Then add in the egg and vanilla and continue to mix.

In the same bowl add in the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix them in well before adding the flour. Followed by the rolled oats. Lastly fold in the diced apples.

For large cookies scoop 3 tbsp sized balls and place on baking sheet. For smaller cookies scoop 1 & 1/2 tbsp sized balls. Leave at least 2 inches between cookies.

For the large cookies bake 10-12 minutes and for smaller cookies 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. The middle of the cookies will still seem soft when removed from the oven but will stiffen up after cooling.

These cookies tend to spread but don’t worry I have a trick for getting them back into a nice round shape! As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven take a round cookie cutter just slightly bigger than the cookies and place it around the spread cookie. Swirl it around for a few seconds. This will give the cookie a round shape.

Leave cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Bake them on your own or bake them with your kids, either way I’m sure you’ll love with these Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies!

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Jessie M
These apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies are so soft and chewy. The perfect amount of cinnamon and apples gives them a great flavour! The recipe is also easy to make and only uses one bowl.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Servings 13 large or 24 regular sized cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 C butter softened
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 & 1/2 C rolled oats
  • 1/2 C diced apples

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Peel and dice 1 medium/large apple. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, this usually takes a few minutes.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix.
  • In the same bowl you can now add in the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Be sure all ingredients are mixed well together.
  • Mix in the flour, followed by the rolled oats, and lastly fold in the diced apples.
  • For large cookies scoop 3 tbsp sized balls and place on baking sheet. For smaller cookies scoop 1 & 1/2 tbsp sized balls.
  • For the large cookies bake 10-12 minutes and for smaller cookies 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. The middle of the cookies will still seem soft when removed from the oven but will stiffen up after cooling.
  • These cookies tend to spread while baking. If they spread you, immediately after removing the cookies from the oven take a round cookie cutter slightly large than the size of your cookies and place it around the cookie. Then swirl it for a few seconds, this will give the cookies a round shape.
  • After baking leave cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Store at room temperature in an airtight container up to 3 days.
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