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Peanut Butter and Apple Oatmeal Cookies

It’s true. We’re nearly at the end of September, and most schools have been back in session for a month already. Not having kids returning to school to mark the occasion, it’s almost scary to me how quickly the month flew by.

Not long ago, I was enjoying one of my favorite snacks – apple slices dipped in peanut butter – when it occurred to me that the flavor combination might make a pretty phenomenal cookie. Once an idea like that gets into my head, well, there’s no stopping it. I could think of nothing else!

Peanut Butter and Apple Oatmeal cookies were born. The addition of oatmeal gave these cookies the body they need, while the peanut butter and apples come together in that same perfect after-school-snack union that I love so well.

When I make them again, I think I might try the recipe with chopped dried apples instead of fresh, because after a day or two, the cookies became super soft and crumbly – though at that point they’d probably be pretty tasty toasted up with some butter and layered on top of some cooked apples. (I wish I’d thought of it at the time!)

Turns out, I’m not the only one that apples in cookies on the brain. I guess great minds think alike! Tracy over at Sugarcrafter made her Oatmeal Apple Cake Cookies around the same time I made these cookies. She’s a lot more organized at publishing in a timely fashion, clearly. And pretty awesome to boot.

These cookies are perfect tucked into a little one’s lunch box for a special treat, or with a cup of tea for a mid-afternoon respite.


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Jackie

Thursday 29th of September 2011

Hi

How much dried apples do you suggest I use in this recipe. Also, do dried apples have any flavor to them. Where did you purchase the boiled apple cider.

Amber

Thursday 29th of September 2011

Hi Jackie,

I'd suggest about a cup of chopped dried apples. Dried apples DO have flavor, though it is milder. Luckily, that's where the boiled cider can come in. It adds a lot of apple flavor in a tiny amount of liquid. You can buy it directly from King Arthur Flour. That's where I got mine. http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/boiled-cider-1-pint

sweetsugarbelle

Wednesday 28th of September 2011

So long as its cookies and cookies are for me....actually, I've been trying to think of a good apple cookie idea...yummy!

Nancy @SensitivePantry

Wednesday 28th of September 2011

Great combo, Amber! It's the perfect season for these cookies.

Shaina

Monday 26th of September 2011

I love peanut butter and apples!

Jenne

Monday 26th of September 2011

Oh heaven in a cookie! I think I need to go grocery shopping and get the items to make these.

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