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.
CHEDDAR + APPLE OATMEAL COOKIES
3/4 c whole wheat flour
2/3 c butter (softened)
1/3 c firmly packed brown sugar
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.