I wanted to bake cookies today, but I wanted try something a little different. My “go to” cookie recipe in times of need is always my delicious and sought after Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe; however, today my heart was set on oatmeal. This left me with so many decisions to make. Plain Oatmeal? Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip? Oatmeal Raisin? Peanut Butter Oatmeal?
They all sound good, but today’s winner is… Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies.
There is nothing like an oatmeal cookie with that beautiful cinnamon aroma and those sweet little apple morsels embedded in it. And what makes this cookie so special is that it’s not hard and heavy. It’s soft and chewy, thanks to the combination of baking soda and baking powder. Goes great with a cup of tea, or sandwiched around a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert. Oh so satisfying (and not that bad for you either)!
Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
Makes approx 20 cookies
3/4 cup White Flour (you could use Whole Wheat if you like)
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
1/4 cup Butter, room temp
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Honey
1 Egg, room temp
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 /2 cup Fresh Apple, peeled and cut into small dice (If you prefer, you could substitute raisins or nuts. If you want to substitute chocolate chips, omit the cinnamon)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C/350 degrees F.
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the honey, egg, and vanilla and beat well.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined. Gently stir in the fresh apple (or substitutions).
Drop by heaping tablespoon onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
Serve alone or with some Vanilla Ice Cream!