Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies
adapted from Joy the Baker

Community garden training snack, 8/8/12

These cookies are perfect for fall – fresh apples and a hint of cinnamon make them irresistible.

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cup oats (old-fashioned and quick cooking are both fine – do not use instant)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and diced small

Heat oven to 350. Grease 2 large cookie sheets.

In a large bowl, combine butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Using an electric mixer or a lot of elbow grease, cream together until light and thoroughly mixed. Add egg and beat very thoroughly to combine. Add vanilla and beat in.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add to butter and sugar mixture and beat until just combined. Add nuts and apples and mix in by hand to distribute.

Drop dough onto cookie sheets, making 24-30 cookies. Bake until lightly browned and solidified, about 11-15 minutes.

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