Apple Oatmeal Cookies I Recipe -
Apple Oatmeal Cookies I Recipe
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Apple Oatmeal Cookies I

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"A delicious fruity variation on oatmeal cookies."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture until well blended. Fold in the walnuts, oats and apples. Drop dough by spoonfuls about 2 inches onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 13, 2006

This cookie is cake-like, nice and soft. I made two batches for my son's 1st grade class. The first batch was with good tasty granny smiths, the second was with red delicious. The granny smith batch was a bit wetter and much more flavorful, while the red delicious batch was very low in flavor. I recommend using good tasty apples. I also used butter instead of shortening and 1 1/2 c. of finely chopped apples in each batch. This was great for the kid's apple fair at school.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2005

I'm not sure what went wrong with these. I followed the recipe exactly and I was left with a thick, sticky batter. When I took them out of the oven they had gotten as big as pancakes and were just as flat. The flavor was bland and dissatisfying. My family ate them just to be nice, but I will most definitely not be making these again.

Mar 09, 2004

I love this recipe. I just made it for a sick friend. Did change it a bit, because I cannot see using soo much shortening - it's gross. I used butter instead...same amount. And then substituted an oriental pear instead of the apple. Used Almond slivers instead of walnut. All the rest was the same. It came out yummy.

Nov 07, 2003

These were WICKED good! I was looking for a good recipe to use leftover apples in. These bake up really well - the dough puffs out nicely when cooked. GREAT flavor too - nice combo with the nutmeg, etc.

Dec 06, 2004

I read all of the reviews before baking these and I adjusted a couple of things. I used 2 tsp. of cinnamon, 1 tsp. of nutmeg and added 1 tsp. of vanilla. Also I found it to be very moist when mixing, so I added another cup of oatmeal. I really think they turned out great. Moist and flavourful. I gave it 4 stars because of the adjustments.

Jul 17, 2008

Fantastic cookies! I used whole wheat flour instead of the white flour, added about 2 Tbsp of whole flax seed and 1/4 cup ground flax seed, and instead of the nuts, I just used 1 1/2 cups of finely diced apple. I sprinkled them with cinnamon/sugar before I baked. Turned out great! I'll definitely make these again!

Jun 15, 2004

I have been looking for a moist oatmeal cookie recipe for years but have failed until this one caught my eye. Reading all of the reviews I took their advice and used butter instead of shortening and added chocolate chips too. Instead of dicing the apples I chopped them in my foodprocesser and my husband RAVED!! Thank-you so much for this great recipe!

Sep 10, 2003

make sure to remove cookies from the pan onto a cooling rack while still warm


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  • Calories
  • 90 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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