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Chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268810
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2017

"These cookies are so chewy delicious!! I like to double the recipe and use half dried apples and half dried apricots chopped. I've never met a person who hasn't loved them!! I've shared the recipe many times!!"

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! :)"

lightedway User ID: 4228023 159644
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"I didn't have apples in the house. I am not a huge fan of raisins to use for a substitute however I used Raisinettes! What a great taste! So glad I had the candies on hand. These are chewy and delicious. So great a basic recipe for Chewy Oatmeal cookies that anything you enjoy would be great in these."

jadedraven User ID: 2665649 92756
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"one of my favorites to make and eat...i love oatmeal cookies but i detest raisins so this is a great alternative!"

gabkat14 User ID: 346283 159643
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

"These cookies are delicious! I used fresh apples (pink ladies) instead of dried apples and they turned out great! They cooked long enough that the apples were soft by the time they cooled and we ate them. I also added a bit of nutmeg like others suggested. Will definitely make again! YUM!!"

BuchananJA User ID: 3636203 165068
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"I used butter flavored crisco rather than butter since I was sharing the cookies with someone who is restricted in their dairy consumption and they turned out great. I did need to cook them a few minutes longer than the recipe indicated."

euge1 User ID: 3773156 142735
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"i modified recipe, i replaced 1/2 the butter with applesauce,used 1/2 c brown sugar and for the rest of sugar i used splenda, i used 3/4c of whole wheat flour and the rest i used a combination of white flour and ground flax seed to make 3/4 of a cup, i omitted the salt and used blueberries cranberries raspberries and walnuts but i didn't use apples.."

dryerlint User ID: 3134730 159289
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"My family loves chopped prunes & and dates in them...the kids don't have a clue!


irwinbeary User ID: 991524 85190
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2009

"I'm gonna try these with grated apple or zucchini and see how they do. Wish me luck"

3Divas User ID: 1971792 92480
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2009

"use fresh apples diced up instead. Also raisins add another texture!"

sweetrhonda User ID: 1533508 158224
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2009

"Did the fresh apples turn out ok?"

[email protected] User ID: 2078132 92478
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2009

"[email protected]

Re: Chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies
Try using 1 cup of chopped, peeled apples."

[email protected] User ID: 3240357 143070
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2009

"did you receive a reply about using fresh apples? I have so many apples. Thank you."

[email protected] User ID: 3240357 92477
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2009

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early.light User ID: 1158811 142728
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2009

"Did you ever try it with fresh apples.  Did it work?  Please let me know.


akglmu User ID: 1794463 85156
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2009

"These cookies are insanely AMAZING! They taste like a warm apple pie right out of the oven! I hope that they taste just as good the next day. Without a doubt, this is a recipe that I will continue to make. Might even be worth trying it with other dried fruit!"

rcook810 User ID: 4158906 92475
Reviewed May. 18, 2009

" Can you use fresh apples instead of dried?

handmaiden4hisglory User ID: 4057618 165067
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"These are so yummy, and very easy to make! I have made them several times now and my brothers just love them!"

October13 User ID: 3434485 85154
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2009

"These were very good and easy to make! Thank you.


julia988 User ID: 3207798 142723
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2008

"These cookies are absolutely delicious. We have never really been oatmeal cookie fans but these cookies add a new twist with the apples in them! I usually add nutmeg, ginger, and cloves to the batter too."

lil_tig1 User ID: 1075771 159719
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2008

"I sprinkle a little home made cinnamon sugar on the diced dried apples and let it sit while I mix the rest of the ingrediants. Makes it extra cinnamony."

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