Recipe By R. Smith
Published Jun 30th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 2 dozen Calories 281

An old family favorite.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 apple - peeled, cored and shredded
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. 2 Mix together brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. 3 Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. 4 Mix in the rest of the ingredients, except for powdered sugar and milk. Stir until well blended.
  5. 5 Drop on cookie sheet and bake 9 to 12 minutes.
  6. 6 Mix powdered sugar and milk in small bowl and drizzle over cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 281
  • Carbohydrate 38.3 g
  • Cholesterol 51.4 mg
  • Fat 12.7 g
  • Fiber 2.5 g
  • Protein 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.6 g
  • Sodium 221.2 mg
  • Sugar 19.9 g


  1. 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 - Read more ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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:) - Read more ...
  4. This recipe is incredible! I almost ate it raw because the "cookie dough" was so good! I actually baked mine longer (25 minutes or so) and made them into cookie bars. I also didn't shred the apple. I peeled it and cut it into little chunks. Delicious recipe!! Thank you!!
  5. 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.
  6. 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, - Read more ...
  7. 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. - Read more ...
  8. 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 - Read more ...
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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