Sunday, July 5, 2009

Oatmeal Apple Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup old fashion oats
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups finely chopped apples
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture and 1/2 of the apples to the butter/sugar. Mix well and add other half of flour mixture and apples mixing well. Add oats, raisins and nuts. Again, mix well. Cover bowl and chill for 1 hr. in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drop cookie mix by teaspoonfuls on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake 12 - 15 minutes. Makes about 48.

Changes - use flavored, dried cranberries instead of raisins (crancherry, etc.). Add a about 2 Tbl. coco to give your cookies a chocolate taste. Or before chilling your dough, divide it into different bowls and add coco to one, maybe coconut to another, chocolate chips to one, just use your imagination and come up with different combinations.

No comments: