Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

submitted by Heather over at missionary mama in the making


1 med. apple, peeled and grated--*calls for granny smith, but I used red delicious*

1 tsp. lemon juice

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1 large egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cups oats, old fashioned or quick cooking

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

generous pinch of ground nutmeg

3/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)


1. Peel apple, grate, and toss with lemon juice. Set aside.

2. Beat the sugars and butter in a large bowl until creamy, about 3-4 min. Add egg, beat for 1 min. Stir in the vanilla extract until blended.

3. In a med. bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients and add to the butter/egg mixture slowly beating until just incorporated. Stir in grated apple and walnut pieces.

4. Bake at 350*F for about 10 min for a delicious, soft, melt-in-your mouth cookie. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 min. before transferring to cooling rack. Or even better, wait just long enough for them to not scorch all the taste buds off your tongue and eat every heavenly morsel. Quick!--Before hubby and kids are drawn to the kitchen by the divine aroma that is by now filling your whole house! It won't take them long to sniff out these yummy cookies. And neither you, nor they, are going to be able to stop after just 1. That's my guarantee!

Yield: 2 dozen cookies, and many happy tummies and content, smiling faces!

Enjoy! If you follow the instructions carefully, I KNOW you will!! {wink, smile!}

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