After bringing home baskets and baskets of honeycrisp apples this season, we’re down to the last two. It’s been so much fun finding new ways to bake with apples and enjoy old favorites too. Earlier this week, Monday seemed like the best day to make cookies. The coastal winds were whipping, a misty rain was falling and the skies were overall gloomy. I wanted to crawl back in bed and spend the day reading a good book. Mondays in this house are definitely one of the busiest days of the week so that wasn’t really an option. Instead I put on a pot of homemade vegetable soup, switched the third load of laundry from the washer to the dryer and tied the apron strings around my waist. I may not have time to read a book cover to cover but I can always find time to bake something sweet.
To make these soft, chewy Apple Oatmeal and Walnut Cookies you’ll need these ingredients:
1 cup of unsalted butter
¾ cup of white sugar
½ cup of packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup apples
¾ cup walnuts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients ¼ cup at a time being careful not to over mix.
Drop cookie dough onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake until lightly brown approximately 8-10 minutes.
Cool approximately 3-5 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to wire cooling rack.
Serve slightly warm with hot tea, coffee or an ice-cold glass of milk.
These cookies are soft and chewy like the tops of a good muffin. The apple chunks are sweet and the walnuts give the cookies a bit of crunch. They’re perfect for rainy days, fall picnics or a little something sweet after dinner.