These Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies are the best way to enjoy Oatmeal Cookies in the Fall. Melty Caramel, Apple Slices, and the best cinnamon spiced Oatmeal Cookie you've ever tried!
Yes, you read that right. Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies, and they are as good as they sound.
Right now, I'm really turning my focus to more intentional eating and healthier meals. I'm always aware of what we eat and how I am teaching my children to nourish their bodies, but I've been more attuned to it lately as I am working on getting back to my pre-baby weight. That being said, as soon as I tell myself that something is off limits, I swear it is the only thing I can think about anymore. Does that happen to you?
In general, I wouldn't say sugar is a real issue for me, but when I told myself that I wasn't going to have dessert for a while, suddenly DESSERT IS EVERYWHERE. I'm dreaming about rice pudding, I'm thinking about pumpkin pie, I'm smelling cinnamon and sugar even when there's none in sight. It's absurd.
So, these cookies were an accident. I stopped by a store for fresh ginger and cilantro and was ambushed by a bag of caramel pieces. Before I even knew what was happening, I had a batch of the world's best smelling Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies in the oven.
I think, perhaps, that October is a really terrible month to outlaw desserts. Pumpkins and Apples for heaven's sake.
So, the new plan is to have dessert but only on Sunday. It's a compromise I think I can live with right now. It's kale and quinoa all week long, but on Sunday I can enjoy a one serving homemade treat . . . pumpkins and apples please! I'm finding that when I know I have something indulgent to look forward to on the weekend, I don't need to think about sugar all the time anymore. It's a working plan right now.
These cookies, by the way, are the best kind of treat to look forward to. Made with real apples, caramel pieces, cinnamon chips, and oatmeal, these cookies are super soft, chewy, and moist. I used my Grandpa Parley's family famous oatmeal cookie recipe as a base and they turned into a cookie that even a cookie connoisseur like Grandpa would thoroughly enjoy. If he were here, he'd be proud I'm sure.
So, that's one good cookie. I feel better now. Back to the whole grains and vegetables.
Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
I'm not a huge cookie person, but give me an oatmeal cookie, and I can't resist it. Add caramel and apples -- swoon!
Thanks Nicole! Apples (and pumpkin) are always game changers for me too.
Erik Dryden says
You've got to be kidding me! Where do these deliciously unholy concoctions come from? I'm a little scared.
Ha! This is what happens when I get too hungry.
Kimberly Espinel (@TLPlantation) says
I find I crave more comfy food/baked goods when it starts getting colder. then in summer time, I don't want to know.
So this recipe has come at the right time 😉
I totally agree Kimberly. Fall, with it's darker days and cooler weather definitely puts me in a baking/sweets mode.
Millie | Add A Little says
Looks amazing! I love the sound of these gorgeous fall cookies!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
These cookies look so scrumptious! Lovely!
Thanks Katrina - I love Autumn flavors!
I love an oatmeal cookie! I've never tried making them with caramel and apple, but it sounds fantastic!
Thanks! If you like oatmeal cookies then you'll probably love these - caramel and apple can only improve oatmeal in my opinion!
Ok...October is THE hardest for me to not eat sweets on a daily basis. I seriously wish I could just yummy pumpkin and cinnamon and caramel goodies ALL DAY LONG. I'm trying to limit our sweets intake as well, but THESE little beauties just might be our weekend treat!!
Amen! Hope you enjoy - everyone needs a treat every now and then I say!
What on earth is a cinnamon chip? Can I find that in the baking aisle of a mainstream grocery store? These look toooooo delish to not try. 🙂
They are just like chocolate chips, but cinnamon instead. I bought a bag of Hershey's cinnamon chips in the baking aisle of a very mainstream grocery store so you shouldn't have any trouble finding them!
These were scrumptious. I'm not sure why, but mine didn't flatten well so they looked like little biscuits!
I'm glad they tasted good. My guess is the problem is related to altitude differences - I am at a really high altitude here in ABQ. Make sure the oven is hot enough, as that can sometimes prevent cookies from spreading, and maybe try adding a little more butter/oil to the recipe and see if that helps. Baking at different altitudes can be so tricky!
I love Oatmeal Apple Cookies. I'm going to make them tonight. My question is can I use powdered cinnamon instead of the chips?
There is already ground cinnamon in the recipe, so you probably wouldn't need to add much more. You can certainly make the recipe without the cinnamon chips though. Enjoy!
Do you cut up the Carmel squares? I bought the kraft carmels but figured I needed them to be cut in half or quarters?
What kind of bakery is this? says
Just made these cookies and the flavor is amazing. My caramels melted in the first two batches@400 degrees for eight minutes, so next batches I put dough into my mini muffins pan. It worked out great, they taste so good. I checked those at seven minutes. Great recipe, but got to figure out what happened with my caramels.