Apple and Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

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Apple oatmeal cookies are a fun and delicious twist on regular oatmeal cookies. Not to mention a great way to use up all those extra apples.

For this recipe I chose to grind some of the oats and walnuts, I like the texture better this way. If you like a chunkier cookie don’t grind the oats and walnuts. And be sure to use tart apples otherwise the cookies will be too sweet. If you can’t find apple pie spice just use a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.

To start preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a sheet tray with a Silpat or parchment paper, set aside. In a small bowl whisk to combine the flour, oats (ground and whole), ground walnuts, baking soda, salt and apple pie spice, set aside. In a large bowl beat the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla until mixed. Fold in (by hand) the apples followed by the flour mixture, then the walnuts.

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Bake 10-15 minutes depending on how soft or crunchy you like your oatmeal cookies. Don’t worry too much about over baking them, the apples keep them moist even when you bake them to be crispy. Cool a few minutes (to crisp up) before enjoying.

Makes about 2 dozen.

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Enjoy!

Ingredients

1/2cup (1 stick) butter, unsalted room temperature
1/2cup sugar
1/2cup brown sugar (light or dark, your choice)
1 egg, room temperature
1tsp vanilla extract
1cup all-purpose flour
1¼cup oats, old fashioned (1/4cup ground)
1/2tsp baking soda
1/4tsp salt
3tsp apple pie spice
3/4cup walnuts, chopped and toasted 350°F 8-10 min. (1/4cup ground)
3 small apples, (peeled and grated or chopped in a food processor)

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