Baking with your Bounty

by | Sep 2021

Mother and daughter picking apples.

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Apple Oatmeal Cookies

While we love eating raw apples, I also like to save a bunch for baking.

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup shredded apple approximately one large or two smaller apples

Maple Frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar and mix until well combined. Add shredded apples and mix to combine. Scoop dough into 2 Tbsp. size balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet, about two inches apart and flatten slightly. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden and set. Cool for about five minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

For the Maple Frosting:

In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, maple syrup, milk and cinnamon. Drizzle over the cooled cookies. Enjoy!

Contributed by Taylor Ellingson, a local cookbook author and food blogger at


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