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oatmeal apple cookies

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Chewy outside and tender inside, these are a delicious snack to enjoy anytime!

yield 24 cookies
prep time 20 Min
cook time 18 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For oatmeal apple cookies

  • 1 c
    granny smith apples, cored, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    rolled old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 c
    unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 lg
    free-range egg
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c
    walnuts, chopped

How To Make oatmeal apple cookies

  • 1
    In a small bowl, add apple pieces and pour in lemon juice; toss gently and set aside.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and salt; whisk until well blended and set aside.
  • 3
    In the bowl of a stand mixer, add brown sugar, butter, and apple sauce. Using the paddle attachment, process on medium speed until the mixture is well blended. Add egg and vanilla extract; process until incorporated.
  • 4
    Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture, reduce the speed to low and mix until just combined, about 30 seconds. Add apples with any accumulated juices and if using, walnuts; process until just mixed, about 15 seconds.
  • 5
    Transfer the dough to a bowl, cover with wax paper making sure it touches the surface and chill for 24 hours.
  • 6
    Preheat oven to 350ºF and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats; set aside.
  • 7
    Take the dough out of the fridge and let it get to “almost” room temperature.
  • 8
    Scoop up 1 ½ tbsp. cookie dough and roll each into a tall ball. Place them on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them evenly; flatten the dough slightly.
  • 9
    Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden and set on the edges
  • 10
    Remove from the heat and allow to cool 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 11
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