I unintentionally took a few months off of participating in the Fill the Cookie Jar group. The first Thursday of the month always sneaks up on me, but I was determined to make it back this month. It was the also the perfect opportunity to send in some healthy cookies to my son’s daycare Halloween party. I knew the kids would be all sugared up and this would be a nice little treat for them instead of another piece of candy. Cooper had been asking for cookies for weeks, he’s been a little deprived lately in the sweets department. I let him try one before I packaged them up and he was raving the rest of the night about how yummy the cookies were. He’s a hard one to please lately, he’s not into sweets, he’s more of chips and pretzels snacker, but he loved them.
I loved how simple they were to make – Cooper helped me dump ingredients into the bowls and I let him mix a little of the batter….after he flung flour all over the kitchen. I upped the spices from the original recipe since I was eliminated the drizzle that was called out in the original recipe.
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
2 cups rolled oats
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour (I did 1/2 AP and 1/2 whole wheat)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 apple, peeled, cored and shredded
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients, oats, flour, baking soda and spices. Fold in the shredded apple.
Scoop out the batter using a cookie scoop into tablespoon sized balls. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool on the baking sheets and then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool. Store in an air tight container.
Source: Jam Hands
Check out all the other cookie recipes in this month’s reveal! The theme is fall/Thanksgiving.