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.
Cheddar + Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
A delicious twist on oatmeal cookies. A perfect Fall treat!
- 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)
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.
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