The blog Mostly Food and Crafts was my assigned blog for this month’s Secret Recipe Club. Danielle has been blogging since 2010 and co-hosts the Friday Frenzy blog hop. She also does a post each week called “What I Pinned This Week + Other Stuff” that is always fun to check out.
I have made several recipes from this blog including Slow Cooker Peking Chicken, Garlic Potato Fries, and Slow Cooker Char Sui Pork. All were very good, and I will be making them again. Some recipes that I want to try are Apple Meatloaf and Bread Machine English Muffins.
Since it is no secret how much I love cookies, since I live in the heart of apple growing country, and since it is apple picking time, my recipe choice for this post was Apple Oatmeal Cookies. The only changes I made was to double the recipe (When I make cookies, I want to make lots of them.) and I doubled the amount of spice since I like a spicy cookie. I chose to use apple pie spice instead of the cinnamon.
The recipe did not state the type of oats to use so the first time I made the cookies, I used old-fashioned oats. The cookies did not spread much and made somewhat small dome shaped cookies.
Both batches of cookies were devoured very quickly, and I will be making them often. I think that adding some toasted, chopped nuts would really send these over the top.
Great recipe, Danielle. Thanks. Be sure to check out Mostly Food and Crafts for delicious recipes and other fun stuff.
Apple Oatmeal Cookies
from Mostly Food and Crafts
1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 c. plus 2 T. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon or apple pie spice
2 c. oats, quick or old fashioned
1 medium apple, peeled and diced
Combine butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl and cream together until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, soda, salt and cinnamon or apple pie spice in a small bowl and mix well. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture and mix until well combine. Add oats and apple. Mix until well blended. Dough will be somewhat stiff. Using a teaspoon or a cookie scoop drop dough onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool slightly before removing from pan to cool. Makes about 70 cookies.
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