There has been a chill in the air and we are definitely diving head first into fall. If you are like me everything on my social media feeds is screaming fall, apple, pumpkins, sweaters, lattes, etc.!!! I decided to jump on the band wagon and do a fall inspired cookie. I had some apples delivered in my Imperfect Foods box and landed on a cookie that I could use those in. These Apple Oatmeal Cookies from Live Well, Bake Often were perfect (to see the original recipe, click here). I have never used fresh apples in a cookie before and was worried about the moisture a little bit. There was no reason to worry at all. The consistency of these cookies is great. I did use slightly less apples than in the original recipe. I chopped up one medium sized apple and it was 3/4 cup so I stuck with that and was glad I did. Baking these made my house smell like fall and I loved every minute of it and I hope you do too!! Enjoy!
Apple Oatmeal Cookies (adapted from Live well, Bake often)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I use whole nutmeg and grate with a micro plane)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 and 3/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature.
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup peeled, chopped apple (1 medium apple)
What to do…
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Stir in the old-fashioned rolled oats and set aside.
- Using a mixer beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until combined.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently fold in the chopped apple into the cookie dough.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop balls of the cookie dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Once cookies are done cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes until set. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.