Thick, soft, and chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies. Healthy and perfect for snacks, lunchboxes, and dessert! @wellplated
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Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 12 -14 cookies
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Thick, soft, and chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies. The perfect healthy sweet treat! EASY recipe that's perfect for snacks and desserts.



  • 1 cup quick oats — I recommend quick oats over rolled oats, as the rolled oats will have a much firmer texture that is harder to chew
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour — or substitute white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder — I recommend aluminum free
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large Phil's Fresh Egg — at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup honey — or substitute pure maple syrup
  • 1 medium firm sweet apple — (such as a Honeycrisp, Gala, or Fuji), peeled, cored, and diced into small pieces (about 1 cup)


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the oats, whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
  2. In a small, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter. Let cool for a few minutes, then whisk in the vanilla extract and egg. Once smooth, whisk in the honey until well combined.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, then pour in the wet ingredients. With a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir just until the ingredients are combined and the flour disappears (do not over mix). Fold in the diced apples. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the dough to firm slightly.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat. With a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop the dough by generous tablespoons, then shape into slightly flattened balls. Arrange the cookies 2-inchs apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, just until the edges of the cookies appear dry and barely begin to brown. Let rest on the pan for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. While the cookies cool, prepare the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 teaspoon milk. Continue adding milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over the cookies, let set for a few minutes, then enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or wrap tightly and freeze for up to 2 months.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Oatmeal Cookies, Healthy Dessert Recipe

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 (of 13) without glaze) — Calories: 128, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 36mg, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 2g

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