Even though fall is a more than a month away, I’m getting my taste buds ready.
Here we are combining hearty oats with crunchy apple bits and warm cinnamon spice.
If you have an apple in your fridge, it’s a sure sign that you are destined to make these cookies.
Let’s do it.
The dry ingredients are tossed into a bowl and the apple is finely chopped.
We add a bit of apple sauce to bump up the flavor and add some moisture. Once it’s tossed all together, rounded spoonfuls of dough are placed on a cookie sheet and baked for about 12 minutes.
The texture is soft; the flavor is fall, the cinnamon and nutmeg spices will warm you from within.
Oatmeal Apple Cookies
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 small to medium apple, cored and finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix oats, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk melted butter, egg, vanilla and apple sauce until blended. Add to the dry ingredients and mix util fully incorporated. Fold in the apple. Drop by rounded spoonfuls to a cookie sheet and bake 11-13 minutes or until set. Let cool on the pan for a minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk.