Cinnamon Apple Cookies with Oatmeal

If you are thinking “Aren’t apple cookies for Fall?” let’s just talk about that for a minute. Yes, apples are technically a Fall fruit, but come on. Don’t you buy apples all year long?? I sure do! They are the #1 fruit staple in our kitchen. We have apples either with cheese and crackers, for an after school snack, or alongside sandwiches at least once on almost any given day. They don’t say “An apple a day keeps the doctor away between September and December.” We can always find apples in the grocery store!

You'll love the sweet spicy flavor of these cinnamon apple cookies!

OK, so as I was writing that, I went to look up why we have apples available all the time. According to this article, apples (even organic) are treated with a chemical and put in cold storage for about a year before they ever make it to the grocery store. That makes me feel less like my grocery store apple is going to keep the doctor away, but for the sake of this recipe, let’s just all agree that we can get apples all the time, m’kay?

Oatmeal cookies are even better when they are APPLE cookies!

Since we eat apples on the regular, sometimes we buy more than we need. Or, sometimes my boys swear to me that they love green apples, but then they decide they don’t want to actually eat them when we get them home. Whatever the reason, we occasionally have apples in our fruit basket that are a little past their prime. I’m not talking rotten, but just a little shriveled or bruised or otherwise less than ideal. This cookie recipe is perfect for those tired apples you don’t want to throw out. Think of it like banana bread for apples.

These apple cookies with cinnamon and oatmeal will make your mouth happy!

These cookies are rich with apple cinnamon flavor and contain a fiber boost too from the oatmeal. I didn’t call these breakfast cookies, but I’d definitely feel fine about enjoying a couple with my morning coffee. They are way more wholesome than a doughnut! Whether you enjoy these apple oatmeal cookies for breakfast or dessert, I feel sure that you’ll like them :)

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You'll love the sweet spicy flavor of these cinnamon apple cookies!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

These apple cookies with cinnamon and oatmeal will make your mouth happy!

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup almond or regular milk
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup instant rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large apple peeled and cut into 1/2” pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.
  2. With an electric mixer, mix butter and sugars together on medium-speed low until fluffy. Add egg and milk, and continue mixing until evenly combined.
  3. Add flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix on low speed until dry ingredients are combined. Stir in diced apples just until mixed in.
  4. Use a medium cookie scoop or rounded tablespoons to place balls of dough 2″ apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until edges are light browned and center is set.
  5. Cool 5-10 minutes on cookie sheet, and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.


You can substitute gluten-free flour for the white flour and/or spelt flour for the whole-wheat flour if desired.

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20

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Cathy Trochelman
8 years ago

Ha! These look awesome, and although I’m a little leery of summer apples, my kids are constantly asking for them! ;)

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

I just always figured apples were in season somewhere all year long. I didn’t know about the extended storage! Thanks, Cathy :)

Jessica - The Novice Chef
8 years ago

Can’t wait to try this recipe next time I have a couple extra apples laying around!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Hope you like them, Jessica. Thank you!

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
8 years ago

I had no idea about apples and their storage. Not sure I like knowing that.
However, I love the looks of these cookies with those huge chunks of fresh apple!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

I know! I’m trying to forget ;) Thanks, Renee!

Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
8 years ago

We definitely eat apples year-round, they’re a favorite in my house…and I’m guessing these cookies would be, too!

8 years ago

I am all for some apple cookies anytime of the year. I can already smell that fresh out of the oven baking smell just thinking about them. Delicious !

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you, Florentina! They really do make the house smell amazing. Apple cinnamon is one of my favorite aromas :)

8 years ago

We always have apples but I can never finish the bag fast enough so this is definitely a recipe I would make!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Glad you like the recipe, Beth! Thank you :)

8 years ago

I love these cookies! Apple Cinnamon is the best!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thanks, Krista :)

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