As you guys know, we LOVE cookies and we also LOVE warm spices. We had some leftover apples after we made Our Favorite Cinnamon Apple Cake so we decided to make these cookies. While Mac enjoys a good oatmeal raisin cookie, Al finds raisins to be most unpalatable. Consequently, we replaced the raisins with apples. They turned out to be a perfect substitution.
The moisture from the apples permeates the oatmeal which keeps the cookies soft for a couple of days. The cinnamon and nutmeg are perfect to warm you from the inside out in the cold winter weather. These cookies are delicious for any occasion.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
Peel, core and finely dice the apple. Place in a separate bowl.
Cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix well until combined.
Add the dry mix until combined, then mix in oats.
Finally add the diced apple.
Cover and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes. Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes at 350°F.
They taste great warm, but if you can resist eating them for a couple of hours or even overnight, they taste even better. Store in refrigerator.