Apple Oatmeal Cookies are a moist, soft cookie with small bits of apples and nuts. These cookies are easy to make. This recipe makes about 30 cookies, so it doesn't take too long to bake the cookies.
Even though this recipe makes about 30 cookies, it is still a lot for Jeff and I to eat before the cookies would get stale, so I freeze most of the cookies. I thaw out a few cookies at a time for us to enjoy.
I use Granny Smith Apples in baking. They are a firm and tart apple that holds up well in baking. I diced the apples pretty small because I prefer small pieces of apple in the cookies.
I use Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oatmeal in most recipes that call for oatmeal, such as Peanut Rocks. Peanut Rocks are an oatmeal cookie with peanuts in them. Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oatmeal is my favorite oatmeal for breakfast, too.
I found the Apple Oatmeal Cookie recipe in my Mom's recipe file. I don't recall her making these cookies, but it doesn't mean that she didn't.
I hope you enjoy the Apple Oatmeal Cookies!
Apple Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 jumbo eggs
- 1 cup apples, diced and peeled I use Granny Smith Apples.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line cookie sheets with silicone mats or lightly spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
- Using an electric mixer, cream the shortening and sugar.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, until blended.
- Gradually add the flour mixture then mix well.
- Fold in the oats, apples and walnuts.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls, about two inches apart, onto a prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake 12-14 minutes until the cookies start to brown around the edges.
- Let the cookies cool for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.