apple walnut oatmeal cookies with apple cider glaze


Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

I love me a good chewy oatmeal-based cookie, but the oatmeal-raisin sort just hasn’t done it for me for quite some time. I used to be all about them, but ate one with almost every meal my freshman year of college, and would be perfectly content if I never had to lay eyes on another raisin ever again. So to help me battle the standard oatmeal-cookie fatigue, I made these here chewy and comforting apple walnut oatmeal cookies with drizzled-on apple cider glaze. 

No way am I ever getting sick of these. 

Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies with Apple Cider Glaze

I’d been craving an apple cookie of some sort ever since I made last Thursday’s hot chai apple cider. I knew I found my answer when I came across Christina’s recipe over on Sweet Pea’s Kitchen. It’s a great one that I tweaked just a bit to drop the nutmeg and swap in cinnamon applesauce. I already had the applesauce on hand and figured it would help distribute the apple flavor a bit better, so I went with it. 

Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies | Fortune Goodies

I’m happy I did. No complaints here. 

These make for a great fall snack and are a nice change from the usual oatmeal cookies out there. In my book, cookies should be chewy, cinnamony, crowdpleasing and uncomplicated. C is for cookie. These fit the bill.

apple walnut oatmeal cookies with apple cider glaze
for the cookies
  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1¼ cup old-fashioned oats
  3. ½ teaspoon baking powder
  4. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  5. ½ teaspoon salt
  6. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  7. ¼ teaspoon allspice
  8. ¼ cup cinnamon applesauce
  9. ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  10. ½ cup granulated sugar
  11. ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  12. 1 large egg
  13. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  14. ¾ cup chopped walnuts
for the apple cider glaze
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 2 tablespoons apple cider
  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Mix until dry ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add applesauce, egg and vanilla and beat at medium speed until combined, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and beat on low until just combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the bowl as needed.
  5. Fold in walnuts with a rubber spatula.
  6. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake one sheet at a time, 10 to 13 minutes, or until the edges are a light golden color.
  7. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack to cool some more.
to make apple cider glaze
  1. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and apple cider.
  2. Drizzle over cookies.
  3. Enjoy!
Adapted from Sweet Pea's Kitchen
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4 Responses to apple walnut oatmeal cookies with apple cider glaze

  1. These are some of the cutest cookies I have ever seen! Absolutely in love with them.

  2. Nancy Hicks says:

    I have read the instructions and the ingredients list. The instructions state to fold in apples and walnuts at the end, but there is no ingredient for the apples, such as how much. Applesauce is there, but that is mixed in before the walnuts. So, how much apples and how are they chopped? fine, coarse?

    • Yang says:

      Hi Nancy – Thank you so much for writing and pointing out the discrepancy in the recipe. I did not use apples, just applesauce, so that was a mistake on my part. You can certainly add chopped apples into the cookies to give it another layer of flavor and texture, but I thought they were just great without. Thanks again for pointing that out! I’ve updated the recipe instructions.

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