Monday, April 29, 2013

Guest Post from Noshing With the Nolands...Featuring Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Michael and I are enjoying our final day in New York my #SundaySupper friend Tara from Noshing With the Nolands is here to share a fantastic oatmeal cookie recipe with y'all! Oatmeal is Michael's favorite cookie, so I'm sure I'll be whipping up a batch of these amazing cookies very soon. Thanks so much for guest posting for me today, Tara!

I am very happy to be here today. I have to say I do enjoy guest posting very much, and when Wendy needed help I was happy to lend a hand. I am Tara Noland from Noshing With The Nolands and have met Wendy through #SundaySupper. As you already know, Wendy has a fabulous site and is a wonderful lady with creative and interesting recipes.

I am always on the hunt for a healthier looking cookie for our daughter's lunch box. Something that I can pop into the freezer in 2 or 3 cookie portions, that I can then grab quickly in the morning. Amber loves homemade cookies and of course you can then monitor what you put in them. With all the peanut and nut allergies that children have I omit nuts for her lunch box but a walnut or pecan would do nicely too in this recipe. I liked that they were a bit different than your usual oatmeal cookie and had the added benefit of the apple. They are a nice soft cookie too, which is helpful as our daughter just got braces put on and is getting used to that.

When you look at the recipe, you may see an ingredient that you are not use to seeing. It is Poudre Douce and it is a Medieval and Renaissance blend of "sweet" spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. If this is not available to you, simply just use cinnamon. I hope you enjoy this cookie recipe, there are still lots of days left to have to fill those lunch boxes so I hope this helps you out. ENJOY!!

Apple Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookie
Author: Tara Noland
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 22 mins
Serves: 24

A delicious soft moist cookie with lots of wonderful flavors.

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tsp. Poudre Douce or cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and shredded
Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl of a standup mixer with a paddle attachment, mix the brown sugar and butter together. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Blend well and then drop by table spoonful onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 9-12 min. until edges are starting to lightly brown.

Recipe adapted from Anut Hazel's Apple Oatmeal Cookies.

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