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Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

I brought these yummy cookies to work and they were gone in seconds. They’re a great snack and addictive, too! —Nicki Woods, Springfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:60 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled apple
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon. In a small bowl, combine the egg, applesauce, apple and raisins. Stir into oat mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 57 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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Amanda User ID: 9113174 264034
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2017

"I just made these cookies and I must say they are scrumptious! My picky 3 year old came back begging for more cookies! These cookies makes feel less guilty for eating and giving them to my son since it has apples, oatmeal, raisins, and apple sauce in it."

Laurie1956 User ID: 7735479 255035
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2016

"My husband who usually passes on cookies, went back for more! The only thing different I did was to use Butter Pecan cake mix. Adding chopped nuts in the future may be another option."

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 254600
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

"I've made several versions of cake mix cookies, and we always enjoy them. No major changes to this one, except that I omitted the raisins because I didn't have any on hand. They'd be great with Spice cake mix and Craisins. They are good as is, but we took them over the top by sandwiching two of them together with some store bought cream cheese frosting that I added some cinnamon to."

CookingjoyHumboldt User ID: 6357629 223208
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2015

"I made these and they were great. My husband loved them and these were keepers. I also made a batch with pineapple upside down mix with the zest of one orange. They were marvelous!"

lmsummers User ID: 1922349 102133
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"Yummy--so soft and moist!"

allybrand User ID: 347509 158969
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"made 1 batch and my family liked so much that I made another to take to our sr. hal. party next thurs. definitely a keeper. really easy to make. mixed by hand even tho arthritis in hands bad."

Deborahjcolburn User ID: 7896208 139998
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Fair at best..."

downhomecooker User ID: 2774962 155392
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"good cookie, very moist, but I think I will add pecans the next time I make them."

Banjoboy User ID: 2646947 110966
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Just finished making these. They are just OK. They never flattened out like the picture."

mt2az User ID: 6957375 155391
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"CASNIP if u don't have applesauce on hand why not make some? Peel, chop, cook and mash 2 1/2 to 3 medium apples for 3/4 cup. Not sure if it's necessary but I'd cool it in the freezer in order to avoid cooking any of the egg."

grandmabear1957 User ID: 7779253 170265
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"Yummy and easy to make"

parelius User ID: 1026528 170922
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"Very good. Only change I made was to replace the raisins with butterscotch chips. My husband couldn't stop eating them!"

daisywilken User ID: 2737979 102374
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014


daisywilken User ID: 2737979 209522
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"CASENIP, wonder if no applesauce might make it dry? Besides the egg, that is the only "liquid". But they do sound good."

casenip User ID: 7369102 84119
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"I haven't made these yet but wondering if I could use all chopped apples instead of applesauce?"

Bajaspeed User ID: 6369857 170921
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"easy to make and yummy! My kids love them."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 110963
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"My son won cookie Competition with this recipe!!! His Boy Scout troop held a Christlmas cookie competition, boys had to make the recipe on their own. Instead of using a yellow cake mix he choose a limited edition Pillsbury Carmel Apple cake mix. It tasted just liike an apple crisp dessert. The cookies were moist and very flavorful. Kids and adults alike loved this cookie. We made our cookies slightly larger, so we did not get 5 dozen. Try this recipe with any seasonal cake mix!!!"

amanda3475 User ID: 2105678 102367
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"very yummy- I must have made them too big because I only got 49! Didn't use raisins just added more apples- next time I am going to add cranberries!"

chancellorville User ID: 6660707 158968
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"I've made these 2x. The second time, I made the batter without cut up apples then scooped 1 doz cookies, then added cut up apples, another dozen, then raisins, and finally finely crushed walnuts. It was just a little something for everyone's taste that everyone seemed to appreciate."

Jamye5 User ID: 6829152 110941
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2012

"Delicious and super easy to make!"

eli05 User ID: 3750978 99559
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"very yummy!"

howdy-hoe-there User ID: 6266286 175117
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"These cookies are excellent. I didn't have a yellow cake mix on hand, so I used a spice cake mix by Duncan Heinz. WOW!!! Apple, cinnamon, oats and raisins you couldn't ask for anything better! This recipe is a keeper."

bettyelm User ID: 4136261 84117
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"I made these this morning so easy and quick, also taste good. I did cut back on cinnamon which I'am glad I did. would make agin ."

lloyddavid1952 User ID: 1347426 175115
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"This is a very moist oatmeal cookie. It is sweet and chewy as well. easy to make and even easier to disappear once made."

huntinglady User ID: 4759101 110940
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"These cookies were excellent. The whole family loved them and it was nice to know they are healthy and low fat. I used a French Vanilla cake mix and next time I will add more raisins. Many recipes that call for butter I replace with same amount of applesauce and they turn out great."

kanazawa User ID: 5180505 209521
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Left out the raisins. Added walnuts and chocolate chips. Very moist."

survivor13 User ID: 5081886 157306
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"I made these the way it was originally written (without the egg) and they came out excellent. I did add an extra 1/2-1 tsp. cinnamon the second time I made them and I liked that better. I also added about 3/4 cup raisins. I just kept mixing the batter until it was all moist and looked like your typical cookie batter and it all held together pefectly. The cookies came out moist and have received rave reviews and have been requested since. I will be making often (without the egg)."

Marie P. User ID: 3461986 102366
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"Due to the comments of batter being dry, the cookie recipe was tested again with 1 egg and had better results. We appologize for this error and it will be updated here soon.

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Sylvia68 User ID: 4620812 155390
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"Just wanted to add that the cookies lost their crispness over night but still taste great. Definitely would make again."

Sylvia68 User ID: 4620812 139994
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2010

"I was a little hesitant to make these after reading the mixed reviews. The mixture was very dry so I also added 1/3 cup melted butter, one egg and only 1/3 cup of the applesauce. The cookies were crisp on the outside and soft and chewy in the inside. I baked them for 20 minutes. Yummy!"

Dmurf59 User ID: 5418894 155387
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

"When I first took them out of the oven and cooled them, they were slightly crisp and my family loved them. However, after cooling on cookie racks, I put them into glass cookie jars and they became sticky and soft. I took them out of the jars thinking that the open air would harden them up some, but that didn't work. The taste is great, but due to the texture I don't think I'll be making this recipe again."

slo_cook User ID: 5004100 81427
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"I will eat about anything made with apples but these cookies were dry, flavorful but dry.

The ingredient concept was good so I made them again and omitted the apple sauce and substituted 1/3 cup of melted salted butter and one egg. Bull's eye, they were delicious.
There are different types of moistness, one is watery moist the other is rich moist.
Certainly the fat and calorie content changed but who cares, they're cookies.
Altered, the recipe is definitely a keeper."

sewmom8 User ID: 841908 171207
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"These cookies turned out great. I made them at the assisted living home I work at and everyone loved them! Two things I altered though...I added a splash of vanilla and stirred in extra applesauce because the dough was a touch crumbly. Delicious!"

antastystuff User ID: 4455944 155386
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"These cookies were super easy to make and result in a great finished product. I added an egg since I was nervous about the lack thereof in the recipe. Also, didn't have an apple on hand so I omitted that putting in butterscotch baking chips instead. I baked them for 14 minutes and that seemed perfect in my oven. Perfect for baking when there are little cooks in the kitchen who want to pitch-in!"

swmomyth User ID: 3827356 84114
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"The recipe is missing something. I have it in a bowl right now and there's no liquid. Where's the egg or the water? Are you supposed to make the cake mix as directed? It doesn't say that. What do I do now?"

SJS9 User ID: 4019106 158967
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"I just took these out of the oven.They are soft and chewy but a little doughy and i left them in for 20 min. I don't think that i will make them again.SJS99"

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