1 cup rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup grated Michigan apple (about 1 medium-sized apple)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Prepare the Dry Ingredients: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the rolled oats, all-purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
Cream Butter and Sugars: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar using a hand mixer or stand mixer until light and fluffy.
Add Wet Ingredients: Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
Incorporate Apples and Nuts: Stir in the grated Cripps Pink apple, and add the chopped nuts and raisins (if using). Mix until evenly distributed.
Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures: Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix.
Form Cookies: Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden but the centers are still slightly soft.
Cool and Enjoy: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve: Enjoy these delicious oatmeal apple cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite beverage.
Feel free to customize this recipe by adding other mix-ins like shredded coconut, chocolate chips, or spices according to your taste preference. Enjoy your wholesome and tasty oatmeal apple cookies!