Aunt Hazel's Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe -
Aunt Hazel's Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Aunt Hazel's Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe by  

"An old family favorite."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix together brown sugar and margarine until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Mix in the rest of the ingredients, except for powdered sugar and milk. Stir until well blended.
  5. Drop on cookie sheet and bake 9 to 12 minutes.
  6. Mix powdered sugar and milk in small bowl and drizzle over cooled cookies.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 19, 2006

Very nice! Made the house smell wonderful baking too. Used a gala(quite large one) and shredded w/the skin on for added color and nutrients. Was interested how they would turn out with the proportion of oatmeal to flour, but they are so soft and moist! Full of fiber. Besides the 2 tsp. cinnamon, I added 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/4 allspice, and 1/4 cardamom. All the spices complimented the other and none were overpowering. Did not have nuts so omitted. Made 26 cookies using the smaller size cookie scoop. Not sure I will even frost them. They aren't overly sweet and sickening. Make sure you shape them up a little before putting in the oven; how they go in is the shape they come out. Can fit alot on each sheet because they do not spread. Very nice recipe! **UPDATE: I did decide to ice these. Just stirred together some 10x sugar, milk, and 1/2 tsp. black walnut extract, and 1/4 butter extract. They are now sooo awesome. The icing does enhance the flavor of the cookie, and the extracts used are perfect compliments. This will be my way to go w/the icing flavors for this cookie. Just delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 08, 2012

I added a half tsp. of nutmeg and shredded half the apple and chopped the other half. The cookies were okay but nothing super exciting.

Oct 23, 2003

This was a complete disaster. The proportion of oats was so high that the mixture was far too dry, and the end results tasted like baked porridge. I had to throw the whole lot away. I checked and double-checked the quantities, so I can't work out why my experience was so different from that of the other reviewers, but I certainly won't be making it again.

Apr 25, 2008

These cookies are so moist and delicious! They were quick to make, nutritious and not too sweet. Shredding the apple makes the cookies a little too messy for me, but if you chop the apple these cookies come out PERFECT! I added a dash of cinnamon to my glaze as well, and they were fantastic:) The whole family gobbled them up!

May 06, 2004

Absolutely Delicious! I added a pinch of nutmeg. These cookies don't spread out when you put them in the oven. The shape going in is what you get coming out. This is something that always baffles me so I thought I'd mention it.

Apr 10, 2004

Made these adding 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom (try it in your next apple pie) and a pinch of ground cloves. Added raisins and Hershey's cinnamon chips along with the walnuts. These cookies are to die for! Moist and sweet. I may cut down a little bit on the sugar next time. These cookies are ugly, though, and desparately need the drizzled glaze. Make sure it's thick enough to be opaque and stand up a bit on the cookie. Then, these are nice enough to give away.

Dec 21, 2003

Wonderful wonderful cookies!! I think I was a little generous with the cinnamon and vanilla.. to personal taste.. My golden delicious apples were a bit small so I used two. I added a few raisins and some semi-sweet choc. chips.. and OH goodness!!! These are "keepers".. I mean "Eatters"!! We'll make these again and again. Thanks for posting this recipe.

Apr 13, 2003

Quick and easy, not too sweet. I didn't bother peeling the apples--extra fiber, you know! I also added chocolate chips to half the batch--never a bad idea. A nice way to use cooking apples without the trouble of a pie.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.3 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 12.7 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 221 mg
  • 9%

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

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Mealtime Money-Savers
Mealtime Money-Savers

Browse through over 500 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly meals.

Can What You Can't
Can What You Can't

The old saying goes, "Eat what you can, and can what you can't!" We have the know-how.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Bake delicious oatmeal cookies with white chocolate chips and cranberries.

Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are spiced with cinnamon and cloves.

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

See a top-rated recipe for soft, chewy oatmeal cookies.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States