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Apple and oatmeal cookies

I wanted to make these cookies for a while now. I have never used apples in cookies, so I was curious how they would turn out. They are actually pretty nice. You can have them for an afternoon snack or even breakfast.

I really don’t like grating apples, so I used only one here.  I guess two would have been better, but the cookies are still good like this.

Makes 8-12 cookies, depending on their size

adapted from the book The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days


  • 120g unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup (150g) caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda bicarbonate
  • 1 large apple
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats


Preheat the oven to 180C degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and the vanilla and mix well. Sift the flour together with the salt, cinnamon and soda, then add to the mixture in several batches and mix everything until the dough forms.

Peel and grate the apple and squeeze the liquid out of it. Add the oats and apple to the dough and stir by hand.

Break off pieces of the dough, roll them into balls and place on the baking sheet. The cookies are going to spread, so make sure there is enough space between them.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden. Let the cookies cool on the sheet before moving them.



You can combine the caster sugar with brown sugar if you prefer.

For a stronger apple taste use two apples. Just make sure you squeeze the liquid out of them.


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