Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

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These Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies are among my favorite cookies of all time! These chewy cookies are a classic fall dessert with flavors that taste amazing year round! I could eat these cookies every day!

If you like these oatmeal cookies, you should also try my delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies - Oatmeal cookies full of apple and cinnamon chips! So moist, chew and the perfect fall cookie!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

We had quite a bit of rain yesterday. Then last night when our church group was over (we meet on Wednesday nights) it was storming again, but this time with thunder and lightening and the whole bit. The next thing we knew the lights were flickering and eventually went out.

Fortunately, we already had a candle lit. It’s a new wine scented candle that the hubs loves. 🙂

So I went and grabbed more candles to light and it reminded me of how much I’ve always thought losing power was kind of fun. I always associate it with a sense of peacefulness. I mean, when the power is out things kind of slow down and temporarily so does life. What a wonderful thing!

The hubs and a couple other guys went out to the front of the house and apparently there was a lot of lighting. Craziness!

A few minutes later the lights came back on and the fun was over. 🙁

Then we dug into dessert. Not these cookies – they were baked weeks ago. But they feasted on the treats I’ll be posting in a few weeks.

Sadly they never got to try these cookies. I made them when my dad was in town, knowing that he loves apple and cinnamon as much as I do. He was staying at my brother’s house, but as soon as he came over and tried these cookies, he pulled out a bag to package them and take them with him. No intention of sharing.

Clearly I take after him when it comes to desserts.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies - Oatmeal cookies full of apple and cinnamon chips! So moist, chew and the perfect fall cookie!
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies - Oatmeal cookies full of apple and cinnamon chips! So moist, chew and the perfect fall cookie!

Tips to Make The Best Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are really quite easy to make. I decided to cook the apples a little bit before adding them to the cookie dough. I wanted to make sure that they were tender enough and they came out perfectly.

And oatmeal pairs so wonderfully with the apple. I will take a good oatmeal cookie over a regular one any day. Plus, oatmeal + apple = healthy, right? 😉

And the cinnamon chips? Well they’re amazing. In fact, my parents were in love with them in these cookies! I think they might have been my dad’s favorite part. Loved them!

One ingredient you might notice seems strange is the cornstarch. Don’t leave it out! Just like cornstarch acts as a thickener it sauces, it has a similar function in these cookies. It keeps them from spreading too much and ending up a thin, crunchy cookie. The result is a thick, soft, chewy cookie. The best!

The cookie dough can be a bit sticky because of the apples, but it will form nice balls of dough. Bake the cookies until the edges are lightly golden and the centers look mostly done. The center will still look a touch undone, but will continue to cook as they cool and stay moist and delicious!

These cookies really were a hit! Before my dad got his hands on them, my mom, grandmother and the hubs totally died over them too. If you want a tasty fall cookie, this is definitely a winner!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies - Oatmeal cookies full of apple and cinnamon chips! So moist, chew and the perfect fall cookie!

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20-24 cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies are among my favorite cookies of all time! These chewy cookies are a classic fall dessert with flavors that taste amazing year round! I could eat these cookies every day!



  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips


1. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan over medium-low heat. Add apples, sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine.
2. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
4. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
5. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
6. Add cinnamon, flour, cornstarch and baking soda to a medium sized bowl and combine.
7. With the mixer on low speed, add flour mixture to butter mixture.
8. Stir in old fashioned oats and cinnamon chips. Dough will be thick.
9. Stir in apples (don’t add the sauce from the apples).
10. Make dough into balls of about 2 tbsp. Flatten them out a bit and place on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
11. Bake for 10-11 minutes. They should be slightly golden on the edges and look a little underdone in the center.
12. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a couple minutes before putting on a cooling rack. The center of the cookie will finish cooking as it cools.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 11.2 g
  • Sodium: 106.9 mg
  • Fat: 7.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.6 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.3 mg

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies - Oatmeal cookies full of apple and cinnamon chips! So moist, chew and the perfect fall cookie!

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  1. Mary Emter

    Can they be frozen? I would love to give them for Christmas presents in my bakery box. But they would need to be frozen and hold up to room temperature for about a week. What do you think?

    1. Lindsay

      Fresh fruit usually doesn’t thaw well. You could try it to be sure, but my guess is that the apples would be kind of mushy after thawing. It may work out OK but I’m not sure.

  2. Linda

    Followed recipe exactly. Delicious! Saved the liquid from cooked apples and turned it into a nice glaze by adding powdered sugar and a little milk.

  3. Jenn

    I just made these and I am amazed! I have never successfully made any type of oatmeal cookie before. They always turn into a crispy mess (though still taste good). These cookies, however, look like cookies! They definitely are family approved. My two boys and husband want to devour them, but we’re saving them for an event. We’ve definitely all taste-tested them and think they are yummy!

    1. Lindsay

      They often have them in stores for the holidays. I can usually find them year-round at Walmart. And of course there’s always amazon. 🙂 They are Hershey’s brand.

  4. audrey


    I actually had the same problem as Donna but discovered later that I had added too much flour! I don’t live in the states so we don’t use the cup system and I had used the same measurements to convert the cups to grams not knowing that the conversion differed for different types of goods ): my cookies came out too dry and the oats didn’t really cook at all but they’re still okay. I had added 2x the amount of flour unknowingly ): will know better for next time.

  5. Donna

    I made these cookies, and must have done something wrong. The dough wasn’t just thick, it was so dry it was crumbly. To form balls, I had to work the dough with my hands instead of a mixer or spoon, and I even left out a half cup of the oatmeal, because I couldn’t work it in. The cookies didn’t spread at all in the oven, but stayed in the shape of the slightly flattened balls. What could help? Another egg? Omit the cornstarch?


      Hmm, that’s strange. Seems like something must have been off. You certainly could omit the cornstarch if you had trouble with cookies spreading enough. Also, if you try them again and have trouble with it being too dry, try adding 1-2 tsp of milk and see if that helps.

  6. Sandra

    Awesome Fresh Apple cookies. I left the butterscotch out and only used cinnamon spice. These cookies would be great with some nuts: maybe some pecans or walnuts.

  7. Jackie

    These cookies look fabulous and I would love to make them today with my kids. Did you use salted or unsalted butter? I only have unsalted….should I be adding salt? If so, how much would you suggest? Thank you!

  8. Jean |

    Lindsay, I’d have you leave the chips out of about a quarter of a batch for me (more chips for you!) and I’d polish them off in no time at all! Love that you cooked the apples a bit first.

  9. Lauren | The Oatmeal Artist

    Hello! I’ve included this recipe in my list of oat-tastic recipes to check out in my Saturday round-up. Don’t worry: it’s simply a link that takes my readers to your fantastic blog. 🙂 Check it out!

    Have a great weekend!

    Lauren / The Oatmeal Artist

  10. Rachel

    I would love to try these but I don’t think I can find cinnamon chips in my area. What would you recommend as a substitute?


      You could just leave them out, or even use butterscotch or white chocolate chips. I typically fine the cinnamon ones at walmart.

  11. Joan Hayes

    That’s so funny about your dad! How nice of you to make cookies for him. 🙂 I love the apple and cinnamon chips in these — fall in a cookie indeed! Can’t wait to give these a try!

  12. Michelle @ My California Kitchen

    These look like the perfect fall cookie! I will be making them immediately!! I was also the kid who LOVED blackouts. My family always played games and told stories by candlelight. 🙂

  13. Mir

    Those cinnamon chips are total crack. Every time I bake with them, I eat all of whatever I baked.
    These cookies look like so much fun! Just like a power outage, as long as it’s a short one. Fun times!

About Lindsay

I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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