Spiced Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

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Simply the most delicious Spiced Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies. Think, a cross between a classic oatmeal cookie and a delicious slice of apple pie. Every bite is crisp on the edges, but oh so soft and chewy in the middle. Made with brown sugar, rolled oats, dried apples, walnuts, and our secret ingredient…apple pie spice! Whether you’re in search of the perfect Fall cookie or just a delicious treat to enjoy this weekend, these cookies are what you need. They’re easy to make, full of flavor, and truly SO. DELICIOUS.

oatmeal cookies on parchment paper with flowers and dried apples around and cinnamon sticks, with mug of cider beside.

About The Recipe

October is one of my favorite months in the year. Fall is in full swing, decorations start going up, and the best smells/flavors start coming from the kitchen. Honestly, it doesn’t get much better. So, to kick off the month, we thought it would be fun to combine some of our favorite Fall things into one cookie!

Oatmeal cookies were always something my mom would bake for me and my brother to take to school/practice this time of year. They were a sort of healthier sweet snack that we both adored!

Then, of course, there’s apple pie.

I mean, who doesn’t love apple pie? Not only is it homey and comforting, but it’s just as delicious as it smells. When October starts, one of the first things we make is a batch of our Apple Pie Filling!

We decided to change things up this year and combine our love for both desserts into one delicious cookie. But, to be honest, this is something we had idea for about 4 years ago. It’s just when we had tried to make it then, it didn’t work.

We scrapped the idea and kind of forgot about it…until now!

close up of oatmeal cookies on parchment paper with white flowers and mug of cider beside.

We made a few tweaks to our original idea and these cookies turned out to be SO. GOOD. Instead of trying to use actual apple pie filling (which was our original recipe), we used dried apples with some apple pie spice, as well as a handful of walnuts to add a delicious nutty undertone.

It was truly love at first bite!

We keep these cookies out on the counter all the time now. Need a quick breakfast? Grab a cookie. Snack? Cookie! Craving something sweet after dinner? Well, you know what I’m gonna say.

These are truly the perfect cookie to bake up this Fall!

Reasons You Will Love These Spiced Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

  • Super simple to make.
  • Perfectly balanced between sweet and spiced.
  • Makes for a great snack or dessert.
  • A guaranteed crowd pleaser.
  • Full of flavor!
front shot of two cookies leaning against each other, one upside down, with while spices, dried apples, white flowers, and more cookies around on marble surface

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Apple Pie Spice
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Large Egg
  • Egg Yolk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Rolled Oats
  • Chopped Dried Apples
  • Chopped Walnuts

How To Make Spiced Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Step 1: Make the dough

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and apple pie spice. Set aside.

With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Beat until fully incorporated.

Mix in the dry ingredients.

Stir in the oats, dried apples, and walnuts.

Step 2: Bake

Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared pans. Flatten slightly. Bake for 14 minutes, or until done.

How To Store

The best part about these cookies? They can be frozen for about 2-3 months. After baking and cooling, you can place the baked cookies in an airtight freezer safe zip top bag and place in the freezer.

Though, if you’d like to have fresh baked cookies, you can actually freeze the cookie dough itself! Follow the directions all the way to portioning out the dough. From there, place a few inches apart on a lined sheet pan and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until the cookie dough is frozen solid. From there, place the frozen cookie dough balls in a zip top bag and keep in the freezer for 1-2 months.

You can also keep these cookies in an airtight container or zip top bag on the counter for about a week!

Substitutions

  • Pecans can be used instead of walnuts.
  • If you don’t have apple pie spice, cinnamon can be used instead!

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Bourbon Fruitcake Cookies, Mini Apple Pies, Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites

eleven cookies on parchment paper with cinnamon sticks, spoon of brown sugar, white flowers, dried apples, and mug of apple cider with star anise and cinnamon stick floating in it.

Expert Tips

  • Do not use instant oatmeal for this recipe.
  • Make sure all of your ingredients are room temperature!
  • Be careful to not over-mix your cookie dough.
  • We used a 3 Tablespoon cookie scoop to make this recipe. If you use less/a smaller cookie scoop, the bake time will need to be changed.
  • These cookies need to be tapped down slightly before baking.
  • Once these cookies start to turn to a slight golden color, that means they’re done!

When you make these Spiced Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

oatmeal cookies on parchment paper with flowers and dried apples around and cinnamon sticks, with mug of cider beside.

Spiced Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Traci
Spiced Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies…aka the perfect cookie to bake this Fall! Every bite is soft, chewy, perfectly spiced, and full of apple flavor. So delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 39 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 19
Calories 247 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoons apple pie spice
  • cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1⅓ cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1⅓ cups chopped dried apples
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 °F.
  • Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and apple pie spice. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  • Beat until fully incorporated.
  • Add flour mixture.
  • Mix only until all ingredients are moistened.
  • Stir in oats, apples, and walnuts.
  • Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared pans.
  • Flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 14 minutes, or until done.
  • Allow to cool on pan before removing.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • Pecans can be used instead of walnuts.
  • If you don’t have apple pie spice, cinnamon can be used instead!
 
Expert Tips:
  • Do not use instant oatmeal for this recipe.
  • Make sure all of your ingredients are room temperature!
  • Be careful to not over-mix your cookie dough.
  • We used a 3 Tablespoon cookie scoop to make this recipe. If you use less/a smaller cookie scoop, the bake time will need to be changed.
  • These cookies need to be tapped down slightly before baking.
  • Once these cookies start to turn to a slight golden color, that means they’re done!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 228IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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