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Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Tara Kringlen
Soft, chewy and full of flavor, these apple oatmeal cookies are quick and easy. Fresh diced apples are dotted throughout these cinnamon-spiced oatmeal cookies. Add in some dried cranberries for a punch of tartness and extra chewiness if you want. These easy chewy cookies get better with time and stay soft for days.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 14 cookies
Calories 201 kcal


  • 1 ¼ cups (150 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ cup chopped apples peeled and chopped into ¼ inch pieces (about 1 small apple or ½ of a large apple)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Cream together butter and sugars in a stand mixer or hand mixer, on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in the oatmeal, apples and cranberries (if using) until combined.
  • Scoop the dough onto the prepared cookie sheet using a large cookie scoop or about 3 tablespoons of dough per cookie. Space the cookies at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for about 12-13 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  • Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack.


  • For smaller cookies, scoop 1.5 tablespoons of dough onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes. This should yield about 22-24 cookies. 


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 201kcal
Keyword apple cookies, chewy cookies, cranberry oatmeal cookies, oatmeal cookies
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