Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies with Apple Cider Glaze

The weather this past weekend was absolutely incredible! Clear blue skies and highs in the mid 80’s meant that I got to pull out my tank top and shorts at least one last time this year. Andrew and I took the dogs on a nice long walk along Grandview Drive. When President Theodore Roosevelt visited Peoria in 1910 he called this street the “world’s most beautiful drive.” Walking along this street is beautiful anytime of year, but especially during the fall with the changing colors of the leaves. The panoramic views of the Illinois River Valley are breathtaking as well as some of the amazing houses that are built along the drive.


After spending a wonderful afternoon strolling along Grandview Drive and Peoria Heights Andrew and I came home and whipped up a batch of these wonderful oatmeal cookies. Loaded with oats, chunks of tart apple and crunchy walnuts these cookies are a great afternoon snack. We have been loaded down with apples since our trip to the apple orchard and I have been making and baking apple goodies like crazy! Last year I made some awesome Vanilla Glazed Apple Cookies, but with the abundance of apples we have, I wanted to try a new apple cookie. I stumbled across this recipe and knew I had to try it. I tweaked the recipe by adding more spices and drizzling with an incredible apple cider glaze. You gotta try these! 🙂

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies with Apple Cider Glaze

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For the Cookies:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 medium apple, cored, peeled, diced small
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

For the Apple Cider Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider
  1. Adjust the oven racks to the middle position and heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, toss diced apples and lemon juice together; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat at medium speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl as needed. Fold in apples and walnuts with a rubber spatula.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake one sheet at a time, 10 to 13 minutes, or until the bottoms are a light golden color.
  6. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes then using a wide metal spatula, transfer the cookies to the rack to cool completely.
  7. To make apple cider glaze, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar and apple cider. Drizzle over cookies.

Yields: 2 dozen cookies

Source: adapted from Joy the Baker

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23 Responses to Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies with Apple Cider Glaze

  1. I love the glaze and I love the photos of the dogs!

  2. Linda Gartner says:

    Doggies cute! Cookies yummy!

  3. jennknee says:

    Gorgeous Fall walk! Winston and Hemingway are absolutely precious 🙂

    I could use one of those cookies to go along with writing my research paper today! Looks very yummy!

  4. I agree with Linda – such cute doggies! I’ll give these cookies a shot. I have loads of apples around here and a bunch of cider that needs using up. 🙂

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    A nice walk in the park, followed by some delicious cookies. Sounds like a winner of a Fall day to me. Great recipe & post!

  6. Caroline says:

    Apple cider glaze?! Mmm sounds amazing. Gorgeous photos, sounds like you had a great walk with the pups. 🙂

  7. Ann says:

    These cookies look delicious (I can’t indulge, due to a cinnamon and allspice allergy, tho). Your glaze is perfect and the pictures are a feast for the eyes!

    …the puppies are SO adorable!

  8. Ryan says:

    These look incredible! Such a perfect fall cookie and that glaze just puts these over the top! I know I’d love these. 🙂

  9. Adorables! Views, dogs & cookies. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. These look fabulous and I bet they smell even better while they’re baking! Your doggies are adorable!!

  11. Sandi says:

    That glaze tops them off sweet dogs always enjoy the stroll as much as me!

  12. Kelly says:

    These look so delicious and I LOVE your pictures of your doggies 🙂 I have a yorkie as well and I just love them!! xoxo

  13. Susie says:

    These cookies sound perfect for fall. I want a dog but my husband is really allergic boo 😦

  14. This is such a good idea! I love appleas and oats together…and I really LOVE cookies!!

  15. Joy says:

    those look wonderful.

  16. I love your pictures! And I want those cookies! I have been on an apple kick lately so I know I will be making these. 🙂

  17. Such cute puppies!!! These cookies sound delicious, I love anything with apple in it.

  18. Perfect weekend – great views, great cookies! The glaze sounds perfect for these cookies.

  19. kat says:

    Oh wow, they look amazing!! This is such a great way to incorporate all the yummy flavors Autumn has to offer 🙂

  20. I can’t wait to try these cookies! Your dogs are CUTE!

  21. Vicki @ WITK says:

    I’m a little jealous of your warm and sunny weather (and your cute doggies!). I love getting hot apple ciders at this time of year. Thanks for sharing this cookie recipe, they look amazing and perfect for fall!

  22. Molly says:

    Wow, these look absolutely delicious! Thanks for the idea…and the Sugar Rush!

  23. Louise says:

    Any time of year is a great time for apples and cinnamon! I found your great site through a cute weekly collection at Sugar Rush: Sweet Sixteen. thanks for sharing!

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