I know it won’t officially be fall for another few weeks, but for me, fall started a few days ago on September 1st. I may or may not have mentioned before that I’m that crazy person who starts decorating for fall way too early – although I did manage to wait until August 31st this year, so I think that’s a personal best. Naturally, I’ve been thinking about fall baking for a while now, too…so when my sister and I were talking a couple days ago, I asked her for some fall food suggestions. She immediately said apple cookies since she’s never seen an apple cookie before, and I agreed that they sounded like a great idea. I got right to experimenting, and these cookies are what I came up with – a soft, cake-y cookie that I think tastes just like a bite of apple cake. Enjoy!
- 4 Tbsp butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1 cup apples, diced
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars. Add in the egg and applesauce and beat until well-blended.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and oats.
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir in the chopped apples. The batter will be sticky.
Cover and refrigerate an hour before baking (otherwise the cookies may flatten). When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls about 2″ apart on to the baking sheets.
Bake 13-15 minutes or until the edges are golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool.