Apple Cake Cookies

Hi everyone! Today's recipe has become my addiction, so hopefully you will like it as much as I do, these delicious cookies are the perfect marriage of apple cookies and apple muffins! They turned out so good, that I can't stop eating them... they are addictive, not too sweet but sweet enough to be treated as a delicious dessert,  they are so soft in the inside, the oatmeal on top add a nice crunch, and all the flavors just complement each other so beautifully, so hopefully you can give this a try soon! Enjoy!

Makes 2½ dozens 
  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened (each stick is 113g or 4oz or ½cup )
  • 1 cup Apple Sauce (I used Mott's Applesauce Original)
  • 3/4 cups Shredded Granny Smith Apples (Shred the apples just before you use them so they wont get brown!)
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1½ Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt

To Garnish:
  • 2/3 cups Old Fashion Oats
  • Brown Sugar to taste (4 tablespoons or so)
  • Ground Cinnamon to taste (½ tablespoon or so)
  • A pinch of Salt
  • A pinch of Nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350ºF

Mix the old fashion oats with brown sugar and ground cinnamon to taste, add a pinch of salt, and a pinch of nutmeg, mix well and set aside until you are ready to use it.

Combine the flour with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking powder and ¼ teaspoons of salt, mix well until combined, and set a side for a minute.

In an electric mixer on medium speed combine the granulated sugar with the brown sugar, until well combine, then add in the softened butter, and continue to mix on medium-high speed until you get a creamy-grainy paste.

 Reduce the speed and add in the eggs one at a time, after the eggs are well combined with the rest of the ingredients, now add in the vanilla extract and 3/4 cups of apple sauce, mix on medium-high until combine. Stop the mixer and now shred the apples.

Drain or squeeze the shredded apples really well to get rid of all the extra juice that might be in them.

Set the electric mixer to low and now add in a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and also add in a third of the shredded apples, mix for 2 seconds, just to combine, DO NOT OVER MIX, then add in the second third of the flour and the second third of the apples, stir to combine, and add in the rest of the flour and the rest of the apples. Stir to combine. DO NOT OVER-MIX! Once everything is combined, now you can make the cookies!

To make the cookies, just spoon about 1-1½ tablespoons of the dough onto your baking sheet, and continue to  do this, leaving about 2 inches of space in between every cookie to prevent them from overlapping each other while in the oven.

Top the cookies with the oatmeal mixture and then bake them at 350ºF for 25 minutes or until the center is set.

For a crispier cookie, cook for 5-6 more minutes.

Transfer them to a cold surface to cool down, and enjoy!