Day two of an "An Apple a Day Week" and I've got something really easy and delicious. I whipped these up on a whim while The Big Guy and the kids were outside poppin' wheelies on their bikes. Awesome surprise for them when they came inside! The recipe is one I adapted from Soft Oatmeal Cookies on Chew Out Loud.
CRANBERRY APPLE OATMEAL COOKIES
What you need:
1 stick plus 2 tablespoons salted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons almond milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2cups old fashioned rolled oats, dry
2 medium apples, grated (large holes) and squeezed dry
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup of toffee bits
I used Cortland apples but really anything you can bake with will work here. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream the butter and brown sugar using a stand or hand held mixer. Add the egg, egg yolk, milk, and vanilla and beat just until combined.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a separate bowl. Add the oats to the dry ingredients. Use a rubber spatula to combine the wet and dry ingredients. Stir in the apples.
Drop tablespoons of cookie dough on a baking sheet and bake for 11-13 minutes. Cookies will firm up a bit as they cool so don't worry if they seem too soft or undercooked. Cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
If you want to go the extra mile, mix a few tablespoons of almond milk with an equal amount of powdered sugar and drizzle on top.
These are awesome, enjoy.