Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies.
A couple of weeks ago I was feeling extra festive for this fall/autumn season. I was also hungry for cookies. After a little time on Pinterest I found the perfect recipe. I found some Apple Oatmeal Cookies at this blog here. You can go straight to that blog for the recipe, but I did mine a little different from that blogger.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 and ¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 medium apple (peeled, cored, and chopped into small pieces)
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- Using a handheld mixer or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth. Add in the egg and vanilla, making sure to mix well after each ingredient.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Mix in the oats, then the chopped apple until fully combined.
- Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silipat mat.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator and scoop two tablespoon sized pieces of dough onto the prepared baking sheets.
- Baked at 350 for 12-14 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Store cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to three days.
This recipe will make about 22-24 cookies.
All the instructions are from the blogger that I found this recipe (she has a lot of delicious baking recipes). But I made some changes. These are versatile cookies so there can be many variations. I saw some people who said they added nuts or raisins. Now my cookies turned out to be more Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal cookies. I love cinnamon! This is because I put in at least one extra teaspoon of cinnamon in the mixture.
Another change I made was I made smaller cookies so I had close to a dozen more than what the original recipe predicts. It all depends on how big you want your cookies. Also, I only baked my cookies for 8 minutes. 12-14 minutes just seemed too long and I believe for my personal preferences it would have been. But based on how exactly my cookies turned out I would recommend 9 to 10 minutes for baking time. This is of course if you like soft and chewy cookies.
I enjoyed this recipe so much and it made such great cookies.