These Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cookies are soft, chewy and loaded with flavor. Packed with chunks of apples, fall spices and topped with a deliciously sweet glaze, you’ll be making this easy cookie all season long!
You can definitely tell that it’s fall in my house. Apples are overtaking my kitchen counters and countless cans of pumpkin are falling out of my pantry. My family room is filled with scented fall candles and my seasonal decorations are in full swing.
Not only does it look and smell like fall around here, but it tastes like it, too. And you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way. While apple and pumpkin goodies are acceptable year round, it’s a necessity for me during the fall months.
I eagerly count down the days until I can buy pumpkin English muffins, apple bread, and pumpkin butter. I scour the grocery store aisles looking for the fall treats and happily squeal in excitement when I find what I’m looking for. If you’re trying to find a new seasonal item, chances are it’s already stocked in my fridge or pantry.
So to help reduce the amount of apples that are always hanging around, I decided to whip up some Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cookies. The name says it all, guys!
These apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies are soft, chewy and loaded with flavor. Packed with chunks of apples, fall spices and topped with a deliciously sweet glaze, you’ll be making this easy cookie all season long!
I love baking with oats, but believe it or not, I’ve never made oatmeal cookies before! Shocker, I know!
So when I was thinking of what to create next with my apples, I immediately thought of these apple spice cookies. Besides being a breeze to whip up, they’re filled with chunks of apples that just scream fall. What could be better than that?
So if you’re in the mood for a delicious treat, why not whip up a batch of these Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cookies? So easy to make and even better to eat, your apple cravings will be satisfied in no time!
Apple Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients
These apple cookies are about as “fall” as it gets. Here’s what you’ll need to make them:
- Old-fashioned oats
- All-purpose flour
- Apple pie spice
- Baking soda
- Unsalted butter
- Light brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Confectioners’ sugar
How to Make Apple Oatmeal Cookies
I’ve given detailed instructions in the recipe card below on how to make this apple cookie recipe. Here are the basics:
- In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
- In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Then, add in the remaining wet ingredients.
Pour wet ingredients into oat mixture, about a 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until just combined.
Gently fold in apples.
- Drop mixture onto parchment-lined baking trays, then bake.
- While cookies are cooling, make the glaze. Drizzle over cooled apple cookies.
Can I Freeze Apple Spice Cookies?
You can definitely freeze the baked apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies! Let them cool completely, then seal inside a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. To thaw, place on your counter for 30 to 45 minutes or gently reheat in the microwave.
Because the cookie dough contains raw apple, I’m not sure if you can freeze the cookie dough and bake it off later. I have a feeling the apple pieces would change texture once frozen.
Can I Use Quick Oats?
No, old-fashioned (rolled) oats are a must in this recipe. Quick oats aren’t as chewy, and since they’re more finely ground they might make the cookie dough too dry.
Tips for Making Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
- I used Fuji apples to make these apple oatmeal cookies, but any variety of apple can be used.
- If you don’t have apple pie spice on hand, I bet pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon would work just as well.
- I made these cookies slightly larger than normal, as I love big, soft, and chewy cookies. And the bigger the cookie means the more glaze you can drizzle on, right? See, I’m always thinking!
Looking for more fall cookie recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Soft Maple Sugar Cookies
- Spiced Oatmeal Cookies
- Pumpkin-Doodle Cookies
- All of my fall recipes!
Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cookies
- 2¾ cups old-fashioned oats
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ cups unsalted butter , softened
- 1¼ cups light brown sugar , firmly packed
- 1 egg
- ¼ cups milk , any kind (I used 2%)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup diced apple (about 2 apples. I used fuji, but any kind will do)
- 1½ cups confectioner's sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons milk , any kind (I used 2%)
Make the cookies:
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line two large baking pans with silpat mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, apple pie spice, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar with a hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
- Beat in egg, 1/4 cup milk, and vanilla extract.
- Pour wet ingredients into oat mixture, about a 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until just combined. Gently fold in apples.
- Drop mixture by about 1 heaping tablespoon onto prepared baking pans about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, then move to wire racks to cool completely.
Make the glaze:
- While cookies are cooling, prepare glaze.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioner's sugar and 2 tablespoons milk.
- Drizzle over cooled cookies.
- From Paula Deen's Fall Baking - 2014 magazine.
**September 2018 update! This recipe was originally posted in October 2014. I decided that the photos desperately needed updating, so I reshot the recipe (but still kept the ingredient list and directions the same). I also kept the original post/story above that i wrote four year ago!**