Apple Cider Oatmeal Cookies

"These apple cider oatmeal cookies are soft & cake-like in the middle with slightly crispy edges. Made with real apples and hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, they’re the perfect fall treat with a glass of hot apple cider!"
-- @winealittlecookalot
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 18

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  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 rolled oats old fashioned
  • 2 packets instant apple cider mix (7.4 ounce each)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup apples, diced small
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips (optional)


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.

  • Step 2

    In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, oats, apple cider mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt until combined.

  • Step 3

    In your bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or using a hand blender) cream together butter and brown sugar until combined. Mix in the egg and vanilla extract.

  • Step 4

    Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in the apples and butterscotch chips (if using).

  • Step 5

    Using a medium cookie scoop or large spoon, scoop about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough into your hand and roll into a ball. Place on baking sheet and gently flatten slightly with your fingers. (Be sure to place cookies about 2 inches apart.)

  • Step 6

    Bake 14-16 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom and edges.

  • Step 7

    Let cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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