Chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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My family has always loved oatmeal raisin cookies, but I wanted to try something new with the classic recipe. We enjoy apples, and I thought the dried fruit would make a good cookie. —Jan Marshall, Fenton, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apples

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 97 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in oats and apples.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies in Taste of Home August/September 2006, p27

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Janadele User ID: 7087902 92939
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"I enjoyed the different taste with the dried apples but I think the next time I bake these I will also add the raisins along with the dried apples for a little more flavor."

Janadele User ID: 7087902 92484
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"I enjoyed the different take on oatmeal cookies with the dried apple but I think the next time I bake these I will also add the raisins maybe along with the dried apples."

sheepsrule User ID: 6437155 97139
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"Pretty darn good. Chewy and soft. I used fresh apples instead of dry and they were delicious. Not sure they'll be as good tomorrow, but they were sure good straight from the oven!"

tonkamom User ID: 879712 165069
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"if i wanted to use fresh apples, would i use the same amount?"

jonesy7788 User ID: 6432235 144171
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"The cookie was the softest and chewiest I have ever made. My family loved the apple, but I am a chocoholic, so I made the recipe again but with chocolate chunks and pecans. It was equally amazing."

deedubb User ID: 5845630 159290
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"Next time I'd like to substitute the apple for dried cranberries and add macadamia. First oatmeal cookie that I baked that I really really like."

lil_tig1 User ID: 1075771 85647
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"I love this recipe, I add a pinch of nutmeg to it no matter what I add. When I use the apples, I sprinkle apple cinnamon on it before I add it to the mixture. My family likes it best with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips."

Heisrisen User ID: 3897193 144167
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"This is one of my favorite cookie recipes! Wonderful flavor............I do usually use raisins instead of apples, but both are equally delicious. However, I will note that I have always had to use more flour than the recipe states: I use 2 cups whereas the recipe calls for 1-1/2 cups. Also, I generally double the amount of dried fruit......just my preference! Have also used quick cooking oats for variation, or left out cinnamon and fruit and stirred in chocolate chips.........this recipe (for me, adding extra flour) is a great basic to have on hand."

turtledaisy User ID: 3675355 64777
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"This is a very good oatmeal cookie recipe. I have made them using apples as well as raisins. Delicious!"

MMQualityConstruction User ID: 1469983 92482
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2010

"Everyone loved these. My great Aunt and my Grandma were even impressed! :)"

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