I took my favorite cookie, my Mom’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and transformed them into these Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies. They have chunks of apple, golden raisins, and they are spiced with apple pie spice. The perfect little chewy cookie to enjoy in the fall or anytime you want a little slice of apple pie. (in a cookie!)
Sometimes I get an idea that turns out so good, I even surprise myself! These Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies are one of those kinds of ideas.
I was brainstorming ideas for this years Apple Week, and it just sort of came to me. I have loved my Mom’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies my whole life, and I thought this could just work. I had a happy accident one time when I added apricots and cranberries to them, why wouldn’t apples work? The Cranberry Apricot Oatmeal Cookies were loved by all who tried them.
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You may have heard me mention Apple Week? Apple week is a fun group of bloggers that get together and with the help of our generous sponsors, share apple recipes all week long! This year, our group was headed by Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla. Thank you, Camilla, for being our host!
As the event host, she also lined up some amazing prize packages from our sponsors. Keep reading to see what you can win and enter the rafflecopter giveaway below.
There are nine prize packages in all!
A $50 Pre-Paid Visa Gift Card and a shipment of Envy Apples! It’s hard to put into words what makes Envy™ so remarkable, but since it was introduced, Envy™ has emerged as the quintessential apple: beautiful skin, sweet flavor, and bright flesh that remains white even after being cut. Envy™ was born in New Zealand using natural plant-breeding methods, crossing a Braeburn with a Royal Gala apple. After that, a handpicked team of talented growers, planted trees in regions perfect for growing Envy™, such as New Zealand, Washington state, and Chile where they benefit from long, sun-kissed days and crisp, cool evenings. For more information visit their website.
A six-pack of the brand new Puremade Torani syrups! You’ll get six 750mL glass bottles. This brand new line was Torani’s answer to consumers’ quest for more natural, simpler products. People wanted label transparency and simple ingredients, but still wanted amazing flavor. So, Torani Puremade Syrups were born. Puremade is crafted with the purest ingredients; what you see is exactly what you get…with no artificial flavors or colors. They are the perfect balance of flavor to sweetness. For more information visit their website.
An assortment of five Bob’s Red Mill baking products, including Organic Unbleached White All Purpose Flour, Hazelnut Flour, Almond Flour, Cane Sugar, and Brown Sugar. Bob’s Red Mill built their business on three principles: trust, honesty, and integrity. Their packaging is evidence of this commitment – clear bags that let you see the quality of every single one of their products. By producing the very best in whole grain foods, they are able to fulfill their commitment to help look after more and more people through better nutrition. For more information visit their website.
Two canisters of their Hot Apple Cider Tea! Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a revolution with a mission to see the worthiest tea leaves in the cups of people around the world. They aim to emphasize a sip by sip rather than a gulp by gulp lifestyle. Additionally, their award-winning packaging includes teas and herbs in specially designed air-tight, light-resistant tins containing either full-leaf teas and herbs or our signature round, unbleached tea bags, free of unnecessary envelopes, strings, tags or staples. For more information visit their website.
Three gourmet extract pastes! In 1897, Taylor & Colledge won its first award for excellence in vanilla. Since then, the Taylor & Colledge commitment for unrivaled quality has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest producers of vanilla by delivering consistent, authentic flavor in all of their products. Their products can be used in two very different ways in your baking: as the fragrant, featured ingredient in your baking, or as a supporting sidekick. Regardless, you can be assured of pure, rich, full-flavored ingredients in your baking every time. Read more about their pastes here.
An assortment of products and a branded reusable tote bag! Nairn’s knows a thing or two about oats – they’ve been baking with them since 1896 when John and Sarah Nairn first opened their bakery in Strathaven, Lanarkshire. The company’s aim is the same now as it has always been: to make tasty, wholesome food that is as simple and natural as possible using the best ingredients we can. For more information visit their website.
Prize Pack #8 from Flahavan’s
Three packages of oats, a branded mason jar for overnight oats, and a headband! Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal is sustainably grown and milled in Waterford County, Ireland by the Flahavan’s family…and has been since 1785. The first family connection to the Flahavan’s name can be traced back to about 1785 when Thomas Dunn took over the mill. Dunn was the great-great-great-grandfather of John Flahavan who is the Managing Director of the company today. They have sourced the finest oats from the same Irish farming families for generations. The oats are milled in small batches and minimally processed according to an over two centuries’ old milling tradition and double kilned. They are non-GMO and naturally gluten-free. For more information visit their website.
A knife and an apple corer! Since 1951, Zyliss has been creating kitchen tools and gadgets to meet the growing need of cooks and consumers across the globe. Behind every Zyliss kitchen tool is belief is that all Zyliss products should not only do a brilliant job, simply and efficiently, but also make customers smile every time they use them. With over 60 years’ experience in designing quality food preparation tools and gadgets, it is easy to see why Zyliss has become an internationally recognized brand that is respected by everyday cooks as well as gourmet chefs. For more information visit their website.
Wow!! Great prizes, right?? Make sure to enter to win after you read on about my latest and greatest cookie – – The Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookie!
One of the things I love most about these cookies? How chewy they are. I don’t know what it is about crunchy oatmeal cookies, but I just find them hugely disappointing. You need to know though, that these cookies can become that if they are over baked.
Ingredients in Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies:
- shortening, butter
- brown sugar, granulated sugar
- flour, baking soda, salt
- vanilla bean paste
- apple pie spice
- golden raisins
- dried apples
For this recipe, I used 3 of the sponsored items I received. I used the Fine Crystal Cane Sugar from Bob’s Red Mill, the Flahavan’s Irish Rolled Oats and the Vanilla Bean Paste from Taylor & Colledge. I had never used a Vanilla Bean Paste before, and I loved the flavor. Of course, you can use a good quality vanilla extract if you don’t have any on hand, but I encourage you to try it!
Mixing the raisins, dried apples and oats into the spiced cookie dough.
Scoop them with the small cookie scoop into round dough balls. Bake until the edges are lightly browned. Remember, don’t over bake or your cookies won’t be chewy. I take mine out at 9 minutes and let them sit on the cookie sheet a minute more before transferring to a cookie cooling rack.
Sweet and perfectly spiced Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies.
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Fall is most definitely my favorite season to bake. There is just something about the scents and flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove that just get me right in the feels!
I have gathered my Favorite Fall Baking Recipes together in one place for you. Give them a peek after you grab the recipe for the apple pie cookies.
I will have two more apple recipes this week, so stay tuned!
Before we get to that recipe, make sure you enter to win one of our nine prizes this week!
Let’s get to the recipe for these Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies, shall we?
- 1/2 cup shortening (I use the butter flavored Crisco)
- 1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste, or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1 cup dried apples, diced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- With your mixer, cream together butter and shortening. Add in sugars, vanilla and eggs, beat until fluffy.
- Sift together flour, baking soda and apple pie spice. Gradually add it to the mixer until it's incorporated.
- Fold in oats, raisins and dried apples.
- Scoop rounded dough balls with a small cookie scoop, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 9 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden brown. Don't over bake them, or they won't be chewy.
- Let rest on cookie sheet for a minute or so, before transferring them to a cooling rack.
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Serving Size:3 cookies
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 78 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 38mg Carbohydrates: 10g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
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Thank you AppleWeek Sponsors: Envy Apples, Bob’s Red Mill, Republic of Tea, Flahavan’s Irish Oats, Nairn’s, Taylor & Colledge, Zyliss, Chocoley, and Torani for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for AppleWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The AppleWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Nine (9) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The AppleWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the AppleWeek posts or entry.