Today I have for you a cookie that I made last year that I totally forgot about until Alicia commented on them a few weeks ago, she said ” Alicia Costa on said: First football game of the season in Maine. My husband and father-in-law have enjoyed a few apple pumpkin oatmeal raisin cookies! I snuck in healthy. It makes me feel good. Thank you for sharing.” After she wrote that, I said huh, I need to make these again, so here they are!
These are my Apple Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! These cookies are a combo of pumpkin, apple and an oatmeal raisin cookie all in one!! There crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. They are different from you standard cookie, they remind me of soft granola balls! They are highly addicting too! I couldn’t stop eating them! Glad to know they are healthy for you!!
I changed up my original recipe just a bit, by adding less sugar, because the apples were so sweet and I decided not to top it with glaze this time around. But don’t let me stop you on the glaze, it just adds one more level of flavor on the cookies. After the cookies sit out for a while they do soften up, so they are not as crispy. I found it is best to store them in the refrigerator and away from the counter other wise you’ll just keep eating them!! trust me you will!!
When you make these cookies, one thing to remember is how you shape them, is how they will stay. I like them round and plump! They don’t spread out to much, but do rise a little bit! Also if the cookies seem to small for you, double them up, after all they are healthy! They would make a great grab and go breakfast!!
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, I shredded two apples for the cookies. My apples were pretty moist when I shredded them, so you may have wring them out a bit, so there not so wet.
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup oats, uncooked
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 egg
- ½ cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup (70 grams)apple, peeled and shredded, slightly squeeze the juice out of it
- ½ cup raisins
- Optional Glaze:
- ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 to 2 drops of maple extract
- splash of milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set a aside.
- In a large bowl add egg, pumpkin, vanilla, brown sugar and mix until combined. Add flour, baking soda, salt, oats, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix until combined.
- Fold in apples and raisins.
- Drop batter onto prepared baking sheets, about 1" apart. Flatten cookie if you like. How you shape them is how they will stay. Bake for 10–12 minutes or until lightly brown.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- Optional Glaze: Mix powdered sugar with maple extract and a splash of milk to get the consistency you want.
Today, I went to Trader Joe’s and I have to tell you the fall line-up is coming together nicely. I saw so much pumpkin stuff today! They had pumpkin tea, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin mousse, canned pumpkin, pumpkin granola bars, pumpkin granola, pumpkin bread mix and of course pumpkins! Oh and they had my Spiced Apple Cider, that I bought! I love the stuff! It’s great for cooking or just warming up!! I have the worse urge to go back and get more goodies, since I was only there for a quick run!! Hey, I do need butter and eggs! Good excuse huh?
So what are your plans for weekend? Last weekend it was 100 degrees and this weekend it’s 70. Big difference! I’m thinking the Farmers Market for some fresh apples. I’m starting my apple kick now!! SO be prepared!!
Have a great day!!!
The winner of the SKinny Bitch Cookbook is Betty –
Following on facebook. All the recipes are wonderful, but I love Coconut Macaroons. I really like the Wild Rice With Caramelized Onions and Cherries because it is quick and different!Congratulations Betty! I’ll send you an e-mail!