Apple Oatmeal Cookies

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Soft and chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies drizzled with apple cream cheese frosting! 

Apple Oatmeal Cookies | Creme de la Crumb

Apple and oatmeal and cookies… this is probably the greatest thing to happen to my breakfast routine since French toast.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies | Creme de la Crumb

Okay so maybe cookies are more of a dessert thing but when I took a bite of one of these cookies fresh out of the oven, all warm and soft, at 9:30 in the morning – all I could think was oh my gosh I need this for breakfast every day for the rest of my life.  It was like hot apple pie oatmeal. Except better.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies | Creme de la Crumb

But then you add the frosting – that rich maple cream cheese frosting – and HEAVEN happens in your mouth.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies | Creme de la Crumb

I took these cookies (or… what was left of them after having them in my house for a whole 36 hours…ahem.) to my parent’s yesterday and every single one was devoured. I already have plans to make another batch this week because I NEED MORE!.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies | Creme de la Crumb

Apple Oatmeal Cookies | Creme de la Crumb

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Soft and chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies drizzled with apple cream cheese frosting!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20


  • 2 small apples (or one large)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract (may sub almond or vanilla)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel the apple(s). Dice the remaining apple and discard the seeds and core. Toss the diced apple pieces with 2 tablespoons flour and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together remaining 1 cup flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, apple pie spice, and baking soda.
  • In a large bowl cream together butter and sugars. Mix in maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in flour-coated apple pieces. Drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-14 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
  • For the frosting, cream together butter and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar, maple extract, and milk and mix well. Drizzle over cookies.
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I love a good oatmeal cookie.. especially this time of year! Nice addition of apple too – so perfect for Fall.

Do you think you could sub honey for the maple syrup? I’m not a huge maple syrup fan, but these sound so good!

    Hi Leah! I haven’t tried it with honey but I’m pretty sure that would be an okay substitute!

Can you use zuchinni instead of apple?

    I haven’t done this but probably?! It is going to alter the sweetness/flavor a bit tho!

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