Looking to switch it up from the regular old chocolate something or other cookies? Read on. Even if you aren't, read on because you won't regret it.
I love baked apples so I just assumed I would like these. Boy, was I wrong. I absolutely loved them. Like, loved them so much, I was a 3 year old when it came to sharing. This recipe is from Lauren's Latest, who I was excited to find out is a fellow Oregonian and also believes brown butter frosting has magical powers.
Oatmeal Apple Cinnamon Cookies Yield 24 cookies
via Lauren's Latest
1/2 cup butter, softened
6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup all purpose flour + 1 tablespoon
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup peeled, diced apple
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prep your cookie sheet.
Cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mixing completely. Slowly add all dry ingredients. Finally, stir in oats and apples. Scoop Tablespoon size scoops onto cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, until edges turn golden brown.
I punched the ingredients into a nutritional value calculator and each cookie was around 85 calories, 4 grams of fat and 1 gram of protein. Next time, I am going to try substituting applesauce with the butter. I'll update this post when I do that and let you know how it turns out. And, now to jump of the attempting to be healthier train...
The original recipe has these cookies topped with a brown butter frosting. Super hard for me to resist, I made a little batch just because I had to try it out, by using the following ingredients.
1/4 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon milk
cinnamon, for garnish if desired
Brown the butter in a saucepan, on medium heat. Be super careful because you can very easily burn the butter, which I can promise you will be nasty. For tips and photos on browning the butter, check out this post. Once your butter is amber colored, pour it into a bowl and add the powdered sugar. Add milk to get desired consistency. Frost the cookies when warm and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top if you would like.
I didn't frost most of them because I think they are so tasty as they are and I need to eat healthier, but feel free to spice them up if you wish! Oh, and try not to eat a fourth of the batter raw.
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