My Kind Of Eats: Cheddar + Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


August 30, 2017

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! 

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 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 that we still have. 

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.



5 from 1 vote

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 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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  1. Annie says:

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

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

  3. Karin Rambo says:

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

  4. Candy says:

    Like a mini apple pie only cookie

  5. Madeline says:

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

  6. cara says:

    What a unique combination! Looks delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Yummy!! Original recipe, thanks for sharing!!

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

  9. Morgan says:

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

  10. Angie says:

    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

  11. Ashley says:

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

    xo Ashley

  12. Queenthrifty says:

    I love yummy recipes these look so good.

  13. What a cool combination! Looks amazing!

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

  15. 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!!!

  16. Tessa Kirby says:

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

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

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

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

  20. Danielle says:

    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!!!

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

  22. Oh my gosh, YES! This is a fantastic idea… my little one will go head over heels. Thank you so much for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Tamara Hodgkin says:

    Never thought of doing a combination like this

  24. Kathi says:

    5 stars
    Thanks so much for posting this recipe!!. I used to have that Quaker oatmeal cookbook. I lost it some years ago and have been trying to find a copy ever since. I even had someone from their marketing staff at a conference exhibit try to find it for me in their archives. I used to make these all the time in college for me an roommates. I have done searches for the recipe and now found your site! There were some great recipes in that little booklet. would love to get a copy of it. These are great little cookies for fast breakfast, snack, on the road or whenever.

    • suzanne says:

      HI Kathi – I’m so glad you found it! That makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚ I will ask my mom if she still has the cookbook and if she does we can make a copy for you. Send me an email at mykindofsweet@gmail.com ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  25. Bernadette Mack says:

    5 stars
    I used to make these cookies for snacks in the car and for breakfast when we were traveling. I know the book you are talking about. I made the mistake of loaning it out and never got it back. I even wrote to Quaker Oats without getting any help. Thank you for the recipe.

  26. Andy says:

    I stumbled upon this recipe because I enjoyed an oatmeal raisin cookie with cheddar cheese (which I thought was delightful!) and my coworkers treated me like a kid mixing together food in the cafeteria to see who could make the most disgusting creation. I was insistent that that cheese and sweets can actually be a wonderful combination! So glad to see other people enjoy this delicious flavor, and I will be sure to try this recipe soon!

    • suzanne says:

      Ha! I’m so glad you found the recipe! These cookies are delicious and I think your coworkers would agree ๐Ÿ˜‰

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