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Fresh Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

With this recipe for Fresh Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe, you get the best of both flavors. Chewy soft oatmeal cookies and fresh apples combine to give you this great tasting oatmeal breakfast cookies.

I love making this recipe ahead of time to have on hand for snacks.  If you love this recipe, then I know you’ll love my apple crumble bars!

4 apple cinnamon cookies in a stack on a white plate

Fresh Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal cookies are a classic cookie. They are usually filled with raisin, but this recipe adds another texture with diced fresh apples.  These fresh apple oatmeal cookies are perfect for breakfast or even when you just need a pick me up. Sweet and delicious, they are definitely a favorite in my house!

Can these be oatmeal breakfast cookies?

When it comes to an easy breakfast idea, these oatmeal breakfast cookies are perfect. Grab a cookie and pair it with fresh fruit, yogurt or a protein shake. These are also great to eat on the run. It is an easy breakfast even when there is no time for breakfast. Keep these oatmeal breakfast cookies on hand for a simple breakfast no one will complain about.

Can I freeze cookie dough for later?

Whenever I make a batch of cookies, I like to make a double batch. One to make now and another batch to keep in the freezer. When freezing cookie dough, there are two ways to freeze it.

You can freeze the cookie dough as a batch or you can scoop the cookie dough into balls before freezing the cookie dough. This is like when you buy the ready to bake cookie dough at the store. However, when you make the cookie dough yourself, and it will taste so much better.

Scoop the cookie dough as normal and then freeze it on cookie sheets. Once the dough balls are frozen, move the cookie dough balls to a freezer bag or airtight container.

How to Store these Cookies

When you bake these cookies, you can store them at room temperature. It is important that the cookies are covered so that they are not getting stale. Store the cookies in either an airtight container or freezer bag. The cookies will last up to 7 days.

If you do not think that you will finish the cookies before they go bad, consider freezing the cookies. Just like freezing the cookie dough, freeze the cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen, move the cookies to a freezer bag.

This lets you be able to take the cookies out a few at a time, instead of them sticking together and needing to eat all the cookies before they go bad.

How to Soften Hard Cookies

If you find that the cookies have started to get hard, you can easily soften them. You can soften the cookies by putting them in a damp napkin and microwaving them for about 10 seconds. This will vary depending on how powerful the microwave is. Be sure not to overheat the cookies because this can cause it to become even harder.

Ingredients for soft oatmeal cookies with fresh apples

  • all-purpose flour
  • apple pie spice
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • brown sugar
  • sugar
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • old-fashioned oats
  • gala apple peeled

How to make this apple cookie recipe

Prepare your apples and set to the side on a paper-towel covered plate.
Allow the excess moisture to drain from the apples.
Using a stand mixer attach the paddle attachment. butter and brown sugar in a bowl
Now add the butter, brown sugar, and beat until smooth.
Add in the egg, and vanilla, making sure to mix well after each ingredient.
Set to the side.
Sift together the flour and baking soda.
Add the sugar, pie spice, oats to the flour mixture and stir to combine.

ingredients in a bowlSlowly,  add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

oatmeal cookies batter with diced apples
Add the chopped apple to the cookie mix and stir until fully combined.
Cover and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Once ready to bake using a small ice cream scoop, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets.
Baked for 12-14 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Need More Cookie Recipes

If you love cookies, you are going to love these other cookie recipes.  There is just nothing as good as a freshly baked homemade cookie coming out of the oven unless of course, it is a few of those cookies with a big glass of cold milk!

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – These amazing soft peanut butter cookies are filled with chocolate chips. It is the perfect cookie in so many ways.
  • Iced Thumbprint Cookies – These shortbread cookies are the perfect mix of cookie and frosting. Shortbread filled with icing, these cookies are the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
  • Brown Sugar Maple Cookies – If you love big, soft, chewy these brown sugar cookies, you are going to love these. The big maples taste of these cookies makes it perfect for the fall.
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe – Is there anything better than pumpkin and chocolate? I don’t think so. That is why these are are the best chocolate chip pumpkin bars ever. This is a food match made in heaven. I can’t get enough of these pumpkin bars.
  • The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies – The extra-large, super-sized chocolate chip cookies are well known for good reason. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. These cookies are sure to be a hit with your family and everyone who taste them.
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Apple Oatmeal cookies


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  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 22 minutes

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With this recipe for Fresh Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe, you get the best of both flavors. Chewy soft oatmeal cookies and fresh apples combine to give you this great tasting oatmeal breakfast cookies.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. apple pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup gala apple peeled, cored, and chopped into small pieces

Instructions

  1. Prepare your apples and set to the side on a paper-towel covered plate.
  2. Allow the excess mositure to drain from the apples.
  3. Using a stand mixer attach the paddle attachment.
  4. Now add the butter, brown sugar, and beat until smooth.
  5. Add in the egg, and vanilla, making sure to mix well after each ingredient.
  6. Set to the side.
  7. Sift together the flour and baking soda.
  8. Add the sugar, pie spice, oats to the flour mixture and stir to combine.
  9. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  10. Add the chopped apple to the cookie mix and stir until fully combined.
  11. Cover and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
  12. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  13. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  14. Once ready to bake using a small ice cream scoop, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets.
  15. Baked for 12-14 minutes.
  16. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: apple oatmeal cookies

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