Nutty apple oatmeal raisin cookies
My favorite cookie in the world is an oatmeal raisin cookie. More than peanut butter cookies, more than chocolate chip cookies, more than shortbread cookies, oatmeal raisin is my go-to cookie. I love the texture, the flavor, the fruit and nuts. I also love to tweak it.
In this recipe, I added an apple and steel cut oats. Apple was an easy addition; apple crisp is y very favorite dessert ever and in my mind, this melds the oatmeal raisin cookie and apple crisp into one super tasty treat. I added the steel cut oats to provide other layer of texture- the crunch of nuts, the explosion of the raisins, the crisp of the apple, the soft chew of the rolled oats, and the bite of steel cut oats. Perfection.
Eat this with a tall glass of milk? Heaven.
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brow sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup steel cut oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 medium apple, cored and chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
Cream together the butter and sugars. Add in the egg and vanilla and incorporate well. Mix in the dry ingredients until you get a smooth, thick batter. Fold in the oats, raisins, pecans and apple.
Dollop 2-tablespoon sized dough portions onto a baking tray, leaving 2 inches between. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!