Thursday, October 27, 2011

Apple Oatmeal Cookies w/Browned Butter Glaze

Last weekend I also baked some cookies. I was not kidding, when I said I spent most of the weekend cooking/baking!

I made an oatmeal/apple cookie that I have not made in a long time.  With the oatmeal and fresh apple, this cookie is so full of fiber that it almost seems healthy.

On the recipe I noted that DH likes these.  He can be a little picky regarding cookies, so I always note if the recipe appealed to him.

He has quite a sweet tooth and I know he loves frosting, so I added some browned butter glaze to the recipe. He must have loved them because I made a double batch and when I went to get one four days later, they were gone! A quick mental calculation  says he ate a dozen a day!
 Apple Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup diced apple without peel
1 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt & nutmeg; set aside. Using a mixer, mix the shortening and sugar until well combined. Add the eggs, one at a time. Slowly pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture until combined. Fold in the oats, apples and walnuts. Use a 1/8 cup measuring cup and drop dough about 3 inches apart onto parchment- lined cookie sheets. If you don’t have parchment paper, just grease the cookie sheets.
3. Bake until lightly browned (15 –20 minutes, depending on the size of your cookie). Let cool on wire racks. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

For the glaze:

Brown 1/2 cup of butter over a medium heat.  Keep stirring the butter until it is a light golden color:

Add 1.25 cups powdered sugar. If too thick, add enough water  to make a glaze. Then spoon the glaze over a warm cookie so it spreads and turns transparent.
If you make these, I hope you enjoy them as much as DH did.


  1. If I can get my butt in gear I will make these for work tomorrow. If NOT- I will make them this weekend. I have never made a cookie with chopped apples in it before. YUM! xo Diana

  2. apples and oats...gotta be healthy...might have to try these out for thanksgiving...

  3. They look great. I am not a apple person though, but do enjoy oatmeal raisin coolies. You are just so full of energy when you start those cooking sprees. Bet you do a lot of that over the winter.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  4. Zoey, The apple/oatmeal combination is a great one. I often slice up an apple and add it to oatmeal with cinnamon and cook it in the microwave. Have a great weekend!

  5. Zoey,These cookies look so tasty. I wish I had one right now. But I just don't cook or bake much at all anymore. But if I get in the mood to bake cookies, I'll try these.

  6. Looks delicious!! Do you use black walnuts or english walnuts?

  7. I betcha I could eat a dozen a day, too. No problem. Especially as they are so healthy, with fruit and all!

  8. They are like portable mini apple pies! Yum!

  9. Girl they would not be safe around me either. They look so yummy.

  10. Zoey..I'm chuckling at your hubby..he knows a good thing:) Those cookies look delicious.


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