Thursday, October 24, 2013

Apple Oatmeal Cookies



As far as I am concerned nothing beats a good oatmeal cookie.  They are one of my all time favorite treats (only the homemade ones though, I have not been able to find a good store bought oatmeal cookie.)  Sooo - when our apple trees were overflowing with apples a little earlier in the season, and I was baking up a storm over her,  I stumbled on to a recipe for Apple Oatmeal Cookies and decided to give them a try. The kids and I quickly got to work mixing these up, my kids love to pretend they are helping me bake just so they can get there hands on the mixing bowl and spoons bake!  They are actually really good helpers in the kitchen, our apple dices are a little larger than you may want to go but I had them help me out with them so as far as our cookies are concerned, they were perfect for us! You know what else was perfect, our not perfectly circular but more of an oval shaped batch of cookies.  I do love cooking and baking with my kids and this was a fun recipe to make with them. 

 Do you bake with your little ones a lot?  
What are your favorite treats to make with them?




recipe adapted from Tasty Kitchen

Ingredients:
½ cup butter, softened
6 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup plus 1 tablespoon AP flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon alt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cupoats
½ cup peeled and diced apples


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the  egg and vanilla extract. Next, add the dry ingredients, slowly mixing as you go. Stir in the oats and diced apples. 
Scoop the dough onto the already prepared baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden. When done, allow them to cool a bit before tasting.

One year ago today I made Chicken Thighs in a Creamy Dijon Caper Sauce 
Two years ago I made Orange Roughy with Indian Spiced Tomato Broth 
Three years ago I made a Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Ball 

Linking up to these happening parties!

6 comments:

  1. A perfectly delicious way to celebrate fall - lovely cookies!
    Mary x

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  2. Hi and thanks for hosting the party and I bet these cookies are delicious!
    Julie

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  3. Hi :) These cookies look awesome! I am just working on a recipe for Oat and Carrot bars, so more oaty goodness is welcome.

    I have recently joined Triberr and would like to re-blog this post as my first re-blog. I don't want to commit any faux pas, though, so would it be okay if I reblogged this?

    Thank you,

    Dedri (www.lookatwhatimade.net)

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  4. Hi Danielle,
    Your Apple Oatmeal Cookies look very inviting, I think I need a couple of those right now. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. My most favorite snack is apples and oatmeal! I’ve been eating it since I was a kiddo. Love the idea of putting it in cookie form.


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  6. Hi, Just stopping by to let you know that this is the recipe I chose to make and post for September 2014 Secret Recipe Club. These were very good, and we enjoyed them very much. I will be making them often. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

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