All those delectable apples I picked from the trees last week are finding their way into baked goods of many varieties. I've enjoyed many an apple crisp -- for breakfast, lunch and dinner! -- an apple cake, baked apples...the list continues.
Today, I whipped out my trusty "Apple Lovers Cook Book," acquired a few years ago on one of my excursions up the hill. In the mood for something to munch while I sip, I searched out a good apple cookie recipe and stumbled on this one...
Oatmeal Apple-Raisin Cookies
adapted from Apple Lovers Cook Book
1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1 1/2 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. peeled, diced apples
1/2 c. grated apple
1 c. raisins
Cream butter together with sugar in a large bowl. Add egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, soda, and cinnamon. Mix well. Gradually add oatmeal, then the apples and raisins. Regfrigerate for 15 minutes to an hour. Keep regfrigerated while they bake in batches.
Place walnut-size pieces of dough on a baking sheet. Bake about 10-15 minutes at 350 F, or until cookies are browned. Recipe makes about 5 dozen cookies.
This recipe makes quite a few cookies, although bite-size, so it is quite easy to put away more than a couple. (But only if you're into that kind of thing....) ;-) If you enjoy oatmeal raisin cookies, you'll like these. They hardly taste like apples, really, but are moist and chewy with a nice hint of spice.