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Perfectly Baked Apple Oatmeal Cookies

These apple oatmeal cookies were absolutely delicious, it is such an easy recipe and perfect for snacking, breakfast, and dessert! Keep reading to see how easy it is to make this sweet cinnamon crowd favorite!

Baked Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Soft Baked Apple Oatmeal Cookies

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes ever. The best part of this recipe is that it is also dairy-free and low in sugar. It’s perfect for when you’re on the go and on your way to work in the morning or just a little pick me up in the afternoon. Your kids will also love this and it’s a great way to get some more fruit into their diet! Plus the house will smell amazing while baking this, you will surly turn your kithen into a small bakery you won’t ever want to leave.

Baking With Apples

I would have to say apples are my favorite fruit to bake with, they are so versitile and go so well in so many different recipes. The sweetness will also aid when your trying to cut back on your sugar intake so you could potentially add less sugar then a recipe typically calls for.

You can potentially bake with any type of apple you would like to as well. For this recipe I used Honeycrisp Apples, but, you could use whatever your favorite is. The only thing that changes slightly would be the taste and texture. For example, Honeycrisp apples have a sweetness to them as well as a slight bite even after baking. Granny Smith apples on the other hand have a bit of a more sour taste to them but still bake up extra delicious.

How To Make Apple Oatmeal Cookies – Step By Step

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • For this recipe, I used one large Honeycrisp apple I washed, cored, and finely diced the apple so that I would have about one cup of diced apple. Make sure you dice the apples small enough so that they have time to bake and get nice and soft.
  • Next, in a large mixing bowl measure out all of your dry ingredients. Flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and rolled oats.
  • Pro Tip: Make sure to use rolled oats for this recipe.
Dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Set your dry ingredients to the side and grab a smaller mixing bowl to measure out your wet ingredients.
  • In your bowl add your half-melted/softened butter. You could leave your butter on the counter for a while to completely soften as well, I just tossed mine in the microwave for a few seconds. Then add in your vanilla, apple sauce, and brown sugar.
Mixing bowl with wet ingredients.
  • Mix all of your wet ingredients then add them into a bowl with your dry ingredients as well as your 1 cup of finely diced apple pieces.
Dry and wet ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix all of your amazing ingredients, this mixture should be a little tougher to mix, but that is exactly what we are looking for!
Cookie dough mixture in a mixing bowl.
  • Now that we have our cookie dough all mixed up line a baking sheet with either a silicone baking mat or some parchment paper. Personally, I prefer a silicone mat when I bake my cookies, they always come off just perfect they never stick or burn so I never have any half cookies in my batches.
  • I purchased my mats from Amazon, I will leave the link here. So far I love these mats, they are perfect for my cookie baking needs!
  • Take a large spoonful and drop them about 2 inches apart on your baking sheet.
  • Flatten them out a tiny bit by using the back of your spoon.
  • Bake on the middle rack of your preheated oven for around 13-15 minutes until you see the ends of the cookies start to brown.
  • Once the cookies are done baking make sure they cool completely before removing them from your baking sheet.

Storing and Freezing

To store these cookies after your done baking, that is, if you haven’t devoured them already, is in an air-tight bag or container on the counter for up to 5 days.

Another amazing thing to do with these cookies is freezing them! After making your cookie dough roll the dough into roughly about 1 1/2 inch balls. Set them on a flat surface, I used a dinner plate, place them apart so that they are not touching, and let them freeze for one hour. After they are done freezing pop them into a freezer-safe container or bag and save them for a day you may need them!

Follow the baking instructions the same way where you bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies
Baked Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Perfectly Baked Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 2 Dozen Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes 13 seconds
Total Time: 30 minutes 13 seconds

Soft baked, delicious cinnamon apple oatmeal cookies, perfect for breakfast or snaking these will be a go-to cookie recipe for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 3/4 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 Stick Melted/Softened Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Sauce (Regular or Cinnamon) 
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Finely Diced Apple (Honeycrisp or Granny Smith Recommended)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash and core one large apple, finely diced into same-sized pieces to ensure even baking.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add in your dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and rolled oats.
  4. In a smaller mixing bowl mix your wet ingredients, butter, applesauce, vanilla, and brown sugar.
  5. Once you have your two separate mixtures mix them together in the larger mixing bowl as well as adding in your diced apples.
  6. The mixture will be a little on the tougher side but that's perfect for these mouth-watering soft-baked cookies.
  7. Take a spoonful of the mixture at a time and place it on your baking sheet, either lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Use the back of your spoon to flatten them out just a tiny bit.
  8. Bake the cookies on the middle rack of your oven for about 13-1 minutes or until the edges of your cookies get a nice golden brown on them.
  9. Once they are finished baking let them cool completely on the baking sheet before transferring them to an airtight container for storage.

Notes

Check back in the post to read up on how to freeze these cookies as well so that when you are ready to bake them at a later time all you need to do is pop them right into the oven.

Baked Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Perfectly Baked Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 2 Dozen Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes 13 seconds
Total Time: 30 minutes 13 seconds

Soft baked, delicious cinnamon apple oatmeal cookies, perfect for breakfast or snaking these will be a go-to cookie recipe for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 3/4 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 Stick Melted/Softened Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Sauce (Regular or Cinnamon) 
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Finely Diced Apple (Honeycrisp or Granny Smith Recommended)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash and core one large apple, finely diced into same-sized pieces to ensure even baking.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add in your dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and rolled oats.
  4. In a smaller mixing bowl mix your wet ingredients, butter, applesauce, vanilla, and brown sugar.
  5. Once you have your two separate mixtures mix them together in the larger mixing bowl as well as adding in your diced apples.
  6. The mixture will be a little on the tougher side but that's perfect for these mouth-watering soft-baked cookies.
  7. Take a spoonful of the mixture at a time and place it on your baking sheet, either lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Use the back of your spoon to flatten them out just a tiny bit.
  8. Bake the cookies on the middle rack of your oven for about 13-1 minutes or until the edges of your cookies get a nice golden brown on them.
  9. Once they are finished baking let them cool completely on the baking sheet before transferring them to an airtight container for storage.

Notes

Check back in the post to read up on how to freeze these cookies as well so that when you are ready to bake them at a later time all you need to do is pop them right into the oven.

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