Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

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Made from scratch with real apples, these Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies are chewy and delicious and perfect for fall.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Apple is a subtle flavor, and it can be difficult to get that real apple taste to come through in baked goods. However, this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies recipe not only uses real shredded apples in the cookie dough, butapple juice is also an ingredient in the glaze icing. Add oatmeal and cinnamon into the mix, and you get a delicious and chewy apple cookie.

These soft, thick cookies with a hint of cinnamon are easy to make and are sure to become a favorite fall dessert. Like a classic oatmeal cookie, this apple cinnamon version will be difficult to resist, so you may want to make a double batch!

Ingredients for Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

I know this looks like a long list of ingredients, but they are all very common. You probably already have most of these on hand in your pantry or refrigerator!

  • Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Shredded Apple
  • Quick Oats Oatmeal
  • Apple Juice
  • Powdered Sugar

How to Make Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Stir together and set aside.
In a larger bowl beat the butter and brown sugar together with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
Add the egg to the mixture and mix more until well combined.

Pour the flour and spices mixture into the larger bowl and mix well.
Add the shredded apple and oats. Fold together to combine.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for one hour. This will make the dough easier to handle and the cookies hold their shape better.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using a cookie scoop, add the cookie dough to the lined baking sheet leaving 1-2 inches between cookies.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
Leave the cookies on the baking sheet to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before applying the icing.
To prepare the glaze icing, whisk together the apple juice and powdered sugar until smooth and no lumps remain.
Use a piping bag or spoon to drizzle the glaze on top of the cookies in a zig-zag pattern. Allow the icing to harden before serving.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies on a wood cutting board

Tips & Tricks

  • Use larger chunks of apple in the dough for bigger bursts of apple flavor.
  • Make the dough ahead and store in the refrigerator up to 24 hours before baking.
  • To freeze the cookies, allow to cool completely and transfer to a plastic freezer bag. Stack cookies with a piece of parchment paper in between them to keep them from sticking together. Thaw by placing them on the counter 2-3 hours allowing them to come to room temperature.
  • Turn these into ice cream sandwiches with vanilla ice cream between 2 cookies. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
  • Use different kinds of apples to vary the flavor. Granny Smith apples will produce a more sour flavor, and Honeycrisp apples will be sweeter.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies on a wood cutting board

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Melisha Kreppein
Made from scratch with real apples, these Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies are chewy and delicious and perfect for fall.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 27 cookies
Calories 165 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookie Dough

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp Allspice
  • ½ cup Butter softened
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Apple shredded
  • 1 ½ cups Quick Cooking Oats

Glaze Icing

  • 3 tbsp Apple Juice
  • 1 ½ cups Powdered Sugar

Instructions
 

Cookie Dough

  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Stir together and set aside.
  • In a larger bowl beat the butter and brown sugar together with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg to the mixture and mix more until well combined.
  • Pour the flour and spices mixture into the larger bowl and mix well.
  • Add the shredded apple and oats. Fold together to combine.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for one hour. This will make the dough easier to handle and the cookies hold their shape better.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a cookie scoop, add the cookie dough to the lined baking sheet leaving 1-2 inches between cookies.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Leave the cookies on the baking sheet to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before applying the icing.

Glaze Icing

  • To prepare the glaze icing, whisk together the apple juice and powdered sugar until smooth and no lumps remain.
  • Use a piping bag or spoon to drizzle the glaze on top of the cookies in a zig-zag pattern. Allow the icing to harden before serving.

Notes

Tips & Tricks

  • Use larger chunks of apple in the dough for bigger bursts of apple flavor.
  • Make the dough ahead and store in the refrigerator up to 24 hours before baking.
  • To freeze the cookies, allow to cool completely and transfer to a plastic freezer bag. Stack cookies with a piece of parchment paper in between them to keep them from sticking together. Thaw by placing them on the counter 2-3 hours allowing them to come to room temperature.
  • Turn these into ice cream sandwiches with vanilla ice cream between 2 cookies. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
  • Use different kinds of apples to vary the flavor. Granny Smith apples will produce a more sour flavor, and Honeycrisp apples will be sweeter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 30.3gProtein: 2.1gFat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 85mgPotassium: 75mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fall dessert
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