My Kind Of Eats: Cheddar + Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Have you ever tasted something and been instantly transported back to your childhood? Enter: these Cheddar + Apple Oatmeal cookies.

My mom used to make these oatmeal cookies a lot when I was little. I’m pretty sure she considered them a health food since they don’t have a lot of sugar. (Don’t mind the butter and cheese. It’s Wisconsin.) The original recipe is from a 1980’s Quaker Oats cookbook.

Maybe it’s because it’s chilly in Chicago again, but I’ve been craving the comforts of home lately. I made these yesterday, and Harper couldn’t get enough.OK, so they’re not a health food, but I don’t feel totally guilty giving them to her. And although I don’t normally eat much dairy these days, I can’t help but enjoy a couple of these. They’re just so good.



3/4 c whole wheat flour

2/3 c butter (softened)

1/3 c firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1-1/2 c oats

1 c shredded cheddar cheese

3/4 c raisins

1 c chopped apple

Preheat oven to 375. Combine flour, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add oats, cheese and raisins. Mix well. Stir in apples. Drop tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


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  • Annie

    Yum! I never would have thought of a recipe like this!

    • suzanne

      They’re so good!

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    Wow. I would have never thought to mix cheddar and apple. What an interesting combo!

    • suzanne

      Super yummy!

  • Karin Rambo

    These look SO good! I love anything cheddar and apple! It’s one of my favorite combos!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Karin! You’ll love them 🙂

  • Candy

    Like a mini apple pie only cookie

    • suzanne


  • Madeline

    Cheddar and apples are a match made in heaven! These oatmeal cookies sound so unique and delicious!

    • suzanne

      So true!

  • cara

    What a unique combination! Looks delicious! 🙂

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Cara!

  • tineke - workingmommyabroad

    Yummy!! Original recipe, thanks for sharing!!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Tineke!

  • Kristen Kavan

    These look amazing! Im so glad I came across your blog today — I love it! I’m your newest follower!

    • suzanne

      Thank you so much, Kristen! xo

  • Morgan

    Yum! My dad’s old girlfriend used to make the BEST apple pie with cheddar – I can’t wait to try these!!

    • suzanne

      I hope you like them!

  • Angie

    These look tasty, and I would have never considered putting cheese in cookies-not cheddar cheese anyway. Maybe cream cheese. However, I’ve had weirder things that I loved… My mom makes this jello dessert that has cheddar cheese on top-and it sounds totally weird (and soooo Utah) but I love it. In fact it’s really the only way I love jello now. lol

    • suzanne

      Ha! Cheese makes everything better 🙂

  • Ashley

    This is not a combo I would have ever thought to eat together, but it sounds delicious!! Can’t wait to try!

    xo Ashley

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Ashley! I hope you like them! xo

  • Queenthrifty

    I love yummy recipes these look so good.

    • suzanne

      Thanks, girl!

  • Brittany Giles

    What a cool combination! Looks amazing!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Brittany!

  • Alexis Taylor

    YUM! What an unexpected combo .. Definitely want to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Alexis! I hope you like them.

  • The Home Loving Wife

    Oh my gosh!!! We just stopped eating dairy, but I honestly think I’m going to have to cheat and make these because apples with cheddar is one of my FAVORITE snacks ever!! I’ve never seen a recipe like this, and it looks amazing!!!

    • suzanne

      Right?! You will love them! 🙂 xo

  • Tessa Kirby

    I would have never thought to put cheese in a cookie! That’s craziness! Can’t wait to try these out!!!!

    • suzanne

      Ha. I know! I hope you like them 🙂

  • Heather Davis

    I’ve never heard of cheddar apple oatmeal cookies before but it sounds really good!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Heather!

  • Bella B (xoxoBella)

    Yum! These look like a nice cookie/muffin hybrid. My dad would love these!

    • suzanne

      Yes! Thanks, Bella 🙂

  • Aileen @ Aileen Cooks Blog

    That sounds really good! I’ve never heard of a cheddar Apple cookie.

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Aileen!

  • Danielle

    I don’t think I ever had those kind of cookies as a kid, but I’m pretty sure if I had them now I would be transported to a childhood too. Oooooh they sound delicious!!!

    • suzanne

      They’re totally childhood in a cookie 🙂

  • Mama Munchkin

    Wow… what a unique flavor combination. I have never seen anything like it. Can’t wait to try them out!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, mama!

  • Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen}

    Oh my gosh, YES! This is a fantastic idea… my little one will go head over heels. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    • suzanne

      Yay! Thanks, Emma! xo

  • Tamara Hodgkin

    Never thought of doing a combination like this

    • suzanne

      They’re so yummy 🙂