Not that you need it, but you now have my permission to eat cookies for breakfast.
Specifically, these cookies filled with old-fashioned oats, chunks of apple, walnuts and a sweet blend of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Just as comforting as a warm bowl of oatmeal in cookie form, making them perfect for breakfast or with an afternoon cup of tea (apple candle pictured above encouraged but not required ;))
These cookies couldn’t be easier to make. They took no time at all and filled my kitchen with such a wonderful autumnal smell. My dog helped me out by eating some of the apple peel. Baking is a family affair.
Go forth and bake. I just took care of your breakfast for the next few days 🙂
Soft Apple-Spice Oatmeal Cookies:
Makes about 40 cookies
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Beat butter and both sugars until combined. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat again to combine.
- Add oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and flour and mix until combined. Stir in the apples and walnuts.
- Scoop tablespoon-sized balls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for a couple of minutes, then transfer to rack to cool completely.