An old family favorite.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

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  • Mix together brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.

  • Mix in the rest of the ingredients, except for powdered sugar and milk. Stir until well blended.

  • Drop on cookie sheet and bake 9 to 12 minutes.

  • Mix powdered sugar and milk in small bowl and drizzle over cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 38.3g 12% DV; fat 12.7g 20% DV; cholesterol 51.4mg 17% DV; sodium 221.2mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2019
10/23/19 UPDATE** I make these cookies many times over and always get compliments. I usually double the batch, since they are a hit, and as written, the size batch is more suitable for an afternoon snack treat. I sometimes add nuts, dates, and craisins/raisins. they stay nice and soft.***Very nice! Made the house smell wonderful baking too. Used a gala(quite large one) and shredded w/the skin on for added color and nutrients. Was interested how they would turn out with the proportion of oatmeal to flour, but they are so soft and moist! Full of fiber. Besides the 2 tsp. cinnamon, I added 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/4 allspice, and 1/4 cardamom. All the spices complimented the other and none were overpowering. Did not have nuts so omitted. Made 26 cookies using the smaller size cookie scoop. Not sure I will even frost them. They aren't overly sweet and sickening. Make sure you shape them up a little before putting in the oven; how they go in is the shape they come out. Can fit alot on each sheet because they do not spread. Very nice recipe! **UPDATE: I did decide to ice these. Just stirred together some 10x sugar, milk, and 1/2 tsp. black walnut extract, and 1/4 butter extract. They are now sooo awesome. The icing does enhance the flavor of the cookie, and the extracts used are perfect compliments. This will be my way to go w/the icing flavors for this cookie. Just delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2012
I added a half tsp. of nutmeg and shredded half the apple and chopped the other half. The cookies were okay but nothing super exciting. Read More
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146 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2019
10/23/19 UPDATE** I make these cookies many times over and always get compliments. I usually double the batch, since they are a hit, and as written, the size batch is more suitable for an afternoon snack treat. I sometimes add nuts, dates, and craisins/raisins. they stay nice and soft.***Very nice! Made the house smell wonderful baking too. Used a gala(quite large one) and shredded w/the skin on for added color and nutrients. Was interested how they would turn out with the proportion of oatmeal to flour, but they are so soft and moist! Full of fiber. Besides the 2 tsp. cinnamon, I added 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/4 allspice, and 1/4 cardamom. All the spices complimented the other and none were overpowering. Did not have nuts so omitted. Made 26 cookies using the smaller size cookie scoop. Not sure I will even frost them. They aren't overly sweet and sickening. Make sure you shape them up a little before putting in the oven; how they go in is the shape they come out. Can fit alot on each sheet because they do not spread. Very nice recipe! **UPDATE: I did decide to ice these. Just stirred together some 10x sugar, milk, and 1/2 tsp. black walnut extract, and 1/4 butter extract. They are now sooo awesome. The icing does enhance the flavor of the cookie, and the extracts used are perfect compliments. This will be my way to go w/the icing flavors for this cookie. Just delicious! Read More
(63)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2003
This was a complete disaster. The proportion of oats was so high that the mixture was far too dry, and the end results tasted like baked porridge. I had to throw the whole lot away. I checked and double-checked the quantities, so I can't work out why my experience was so different from that of the other reviewers, but I certainly won't be making it again. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2008
These cookies are so moist and delicious! They were quick to make nutritious and not too sweet. Shredding the apple makes the cookies a little too messy for me but if you chop the apple these cookies come out PERFECT! I added a dash of cinnamon to my glaze as well and they were fantastic:) The whole family gobbled them up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2004
Absolutely Delicious! I added a pinch of nutmeg. These cookies don't spread out when you put them in the oven. The shape going in is what you get coming out. This is something that always baffles me so I thought I'd mention it. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2004
Made these adding 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom (try it in your next apple pie) and a pinch of ground cloves. Added raisins and Hershey's cinnamon chips along with the walnuts. These cookies are to die for! Moist and sweet. I may cut down a little bit on the sugar next time. These cookies are ugly though and desparately need the drizzled glaze. Make sure it's thick enough to be opaque and stand up a bit on the cookie. Then these are nice enough to give away. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
Wonderful wonderful cookies!! I think I was a little generous with the cinnamon and vanilla.. to personal taste.. My golden delicious apples were a bit small so I used two. I added a few raisins and some semi-sweet choc. chips.. and OH goodness!!! These are "keepers".. I mean "Eatters"!! We'll make these again and again. Thanks for posting this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2003
Quick and easy not too sweet. I didn't bother peeling the apples--extra fiber you know! I also added chocolate chips to half the batch--never a bad idea. A nice way to use cooking apples without the trouble of a pie. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2003
My friends and I did a cookie exchange a few weekends ago. These were voted the best out of 7 different cookies. They were awesome thank you so much for sharing. I'll bake these often. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2003
This recipe is so tasty and it's healthy too!! My five year old son did almost everything when we made these. I made the mistake of making them for a family function and now I am overwhelmed with requests! Highly recommended for a quick and tasty nutritious treat!!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2012
I added a half tsp. of nutmeg and shredded half the apple and chopped the other half. The cookies were okay but nothing super exciting. Read More
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