My Kind Of Eats: Cheddar + Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I shared these Cheddar + Apple Oatmeal Raisin cookies over a year ago, but it’s starting to feel like fall and that always makes me want to cozy up and bake, I thought I would dust the post off and share this delicious recipe again!ย 

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

I know it seems weird to put cheese in cookies, but believe me…it’s SO yummy. The unexpected combination of apples, cheddar and raisins really make these goodies a favorite in our home.

I make them often and Harper can’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 that good.




Cheddar + Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

A delicious twist on oatmeal cookies. A perfect Fall treat! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 dozen


  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup apple (chopped)


  1. Preheat oven to 375.

  2. Combine flour, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. 

  3. Add oats, cheese and raisins. Mix well.

  4. Stir in apples.

  5.  Drop tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

  6. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.


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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    • suzanne

      Yay! Thanks, Emma! xo

  • Tamara Hodgkin

    Never thought of doing a combination like this

    • suzanne

      They’re so yummy ๐Ÿ™‚