Sunday, September 7, 2014

Apple Oatmeal Cookies-Secret Recipe Club

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.

I made the cookies again using quick oats.  These cookies came out looking more like the ones in Danielle’s photo.  They were very tender and fell apart easier than the one made with the old-fashioned oats.  I may have needed to bake them a little longer.

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
2 eggs
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.  The 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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  1. Hi Loy,
    These Apple Oatmeal Cookies are just perfect for fall, they will be real nice in my cookie jar! Nice choice for the SRC!
    Miz Helen

  2. Both batches look delicious to me! They're a great way to use all the apples that are around at the moment too.

  3. Thanks for the tip on the oats - these cookies look like a delicious way to utilize fresh apples.

  4. oooooh, my kiddos would love these! Thanks for choosing them for the SRC. Now I can make a batch for lunches this week :)

  5. I love that you experimented with the type of oatmeal with these - and I love hearing about the difference it made. That aside, these look absolutely perfect for Fall, and I think I'm going to have to make a batch or two! Great choice.

  6. Both of your cookies look great and I love the fall flavors. Great choice for the SRC!

  7. Yum! these cookies look great and perfect for fall and apple season!

  8. Mmmm - perfect fall cookie! I bet they make the house smell amazing.

  9. Diana @ASpoonfulofluxeSeptember 9, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    What a perfect afternoon snack... with a cup of hot tea!


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