A delicious fruity variation on oatmeal cookies.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture until well blended. Fold in the walnuts, oats and apples. Drop dough by spoonfuls about 2 inches onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; 5.4 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 50 mg sodium. 9.4 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (131)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2006
This cookie is cake-like nice and soft. I made two batches for my son's 1st grade class. The first batch was with good tasty granny smiths the second was with red delicious. The granny smith batch was a bit wetter and much more flavorful while the red delicious batch was very low in flavor. I recommend using good tasty apples. I also used butter instead of shortening and 1 1/2 c. of finely chopped apples in each batch. This was great for the kid's apple fair at school. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2005
I'm not sure what went wrong with these. I followed the recipe exactly and I was left with a thick sticky batter. When I took them out of the oven they had gotten as big as pancakes and were just as flat. The flavor was bland and dissatisfying. My family ate them just to be nice but I will most definitely not be making these again. Read More
(8)
161 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 89
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2006
This cookie is cake-like nice and soft. I made two batches for my son's 1st grade class. The first batch was with good tasty granny smiths the second was with red delicious. The granny smith batch was a bit wetter and much more flavorful while the red delicious batch was very low in flavor. I recommend using good tasty apples. I also used butter instead of shortening and 1 1/2 c. of finely chopped apples in each batch. This was great for the kid's apple fair at school. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2006
This cookie is cake-like nice and soft. I made two batches for my son's 1st grade class. The first batch was with good tasty granny smiths the second was with red delicious. The granny smith batch was a bit wetter and much more flavorful while the red delicious batch was very low in flavor. I recommend using good tasty apples. I also used butter instead of shortening and 1 1/2 c. of finely chopped apples in each batch. This was great for the kid's apple fair at school. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2004
I love this recipe. I just made it for a sick friend. Did change it a bit because I cannot see using soo much shortening - it's gross. I used butter instead...same amount. And then substituted an oriental pear instead of the apple. Used Almond slivers instead of walnut. All the rest was the same. It came out yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
These were WICKED good! I was looking for a good recipe to use leftover apples in. These bake up really well - the dough puffs out nicely when cooked. GREAT flavor too - nice combo with the nutmeg etc. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2004
I read all of the reviews before baking these and I adjusted a couple of things. I used 2 tsp. of cinnamon 1 tsp. of nutmeg and added 1 tsp. of vanilla. Also I found it to be very moist when mixing so I added another cup of oatmeal. I really think they turned out great. Moist and flavourful. I gave it 4 stars because of the adjustments. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2008
Fantastic cookies! I used whole wheat flour instead of the white flour added about 2 Tbsp of whole flax seed and 1/4 cup ground flax seed and instead of the nuts I just used 1 1/2 cups of finely diced apple. I sprinkled them with cinnamon/sugar before I baked. Turned out great! I'll definitely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2004
I have been looking for a moist oatmeal cookie recipe for years but have failed until this one caught my eye. Reading all of the reviews I took their advice and used butter instead of shortening and added chocolate chips too. Instead of dicing the apples I chopped them in my foodprocesser and my husband RAVED!! Thank-you so much for this great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
make sure to remove cookies from the pan onto a cooling rack while still warm Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2005
I'm not sure what went wrong with these. I followed the recipe exactly and I was left with a thick sticky batter. When I took them out of the oven they had gotten as big as pancakes and were just as flat. The flavor was bland and dissatisfying. My family ate them just to be nice but I will most definitely not be making these again. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2004
These were wonderful cookies. I did change a few things -- margarine instead of shortening omitted nutmeg for more cinnamon & added chocolate chips. I made these for my daughter's Kindergarten class snack and everyone loved them! I will definitly make these again. Read More
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