Cinnamon apple oatmeal cookies

With the arrival of fall, everyone is keen to get busy baking. What better way to welcome the cooler weather than turning on your oven and baking up something delicious, especially if it features fall flavors. Like others, I had the hankering to bake and knew that it had to be an autumn-related recipe. The craving for cookies was strong, so I knew I had to go that route. Add in some apples that needed to get used up and the obvious choice was cinnamon apple oatmeal cookies.

These cookies turned out to be a perfect balance of soft and firm, with a distinct apple cinnamon flavor. The oats made it taste like an apple crisp dessert. Needless to say, these cookies did not last long and will become a regular part of my fall and year-round baking.

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Cinnamon apple oatmeal cookies

This recipe makes about 36 cookies, more if you make them smaller.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
  • 3 1/4 cups oats, quick oats, or old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/4 cups apple, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars together until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat well.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Add oats and apples. Mix well. The dough should be slightly sticky but not overly so. If it’s too sticky, add a bit more flour into the mix.
  5. Roll dough into balls, about the size of a goofball, and place on a cookie sheet. If you want more cookies, make the balls slightly smaller.
  6. Bake at 350 for 17-20 minutes.
  7. Cool on a cookie sheet for a minute and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

If you have apples to use up or a hankering a fall-inspired treat, then give these cinnamon apple oatmeal cookies a try.


    1. Thank you. They are really good.

  1. These sound utterly delicious and perfect for curling up on the sofa with a good tv show and one of these!

    1. Absolutely. They are almost too addictive.

  2. We went to the apple orchard the other day and they had very similar cookies there which were amazing!! I’m definitely going to be trying these! Thanks so much for posting this recipe! πŸ™‚

    1. Oh nice, I love visiting apple orchards. I’m glad to hear you will be giving these a try.

  3. I do have a lot of apples around right now, so this is perfect! I’m definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Glad to hear you are going to give them a try, they are so good! This is the best time to try all of the apple-based recipes.

    1. Absolutely a great autumn snack. They are super addictive though, so don’t be surprised if you gobble them up quickly if you do give them a try.

  4. Yum! I eat an apple just about every day. Granny Smith apples are my all time favorite. These cookies look very tasty and easy. Looks like a fall recipe I definitely need to try.

    1. I love Granny Smith apples as well though I think my favorite variety is Pink Lady. These cookies are a fantastic way to use up apples.

  5. These sound incredible! I am a huge fan of anything apple/cinnamon, especially this time of year. Apple screams fall for me.

    1. They are so delicious! We ate an entire batch in two days. I agree, apples are perfect this time of year and are the cornerstone of fall.

    1. They are so good. I hope you are able to give them a try.

  6. I can’t wait to try this recipe! I love apples and oatmeal so this really is a great one for me! Thank you!

    1. I hope you enjoy them. Honestly, they are almost too good.

    1. Thank you. They are delicious and oh so addictive.

  7. Yummy! These look delicious. Apples are on sale this week. I’ll have to give this recipe a try. Plus I’ve been craving something sweet all week.

    1. Sounds like the perfect time to give them a try. I hope you enjoy them!

  8. Yum, these sound absolutely delicious! Perfect for a cosy autumn evening πŸ™‚

    1. They are fantastic. Definitely the perfect autumn treat.

  9. I love the interesting twist of adding apples to the oatmeal cookies. These look delicious and healthy.

    1. It’s a fantastic combination. Thank you.

    1. I also love cinnamon apply oatmeal. These cookies have a very similar flavor, so I’m sure you’d love them.

  10. These look so good! I was just thinking yesterday about how I’d love to have some oatmeal cookies. Well, we’re starting to have apples already on our tree, so I’ll make these oatmeal apple cookies! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Author

      These would be fantastic with fresh picked apples from your tree. I hope you give them a try and enjoy them, they are so good!

  11. these sound like the perfect fall cookie, abundance of apples and some warming spice sounds delicious!

    1. Author

      Yes, they are the perfect fall cookie. I always love filling the house with their smell in the fall.

  12. Yum! These would make great comfort food! I’ll eat them for breakfast!

  13. Oatmeal is such a healthy food and when paired with apple and cinnamon, it truly creats a wonderful blend. Love this recipe. Got to try this really soon.

  14. This looks like the perfect cozy recipe! I love baking with apples, can’t wait to try!

  15. So glad I found this recipe. My husband bought me some apple oatmeal cookies for the grocery store and I was thinking they would taste even better homemade.

  16. Oh my gosh. These look so good!

  17. These sound AMAZING! What’s not to love? Will be trying these this weekend!

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