Cheddar Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My Kind of Eats

October 10, 2023

Hi, sweet friends! Who remembers these Cheddar Apple Oatmeal Raisin cookies?? I shared them back in 2017, but thought I’d bring them back because ’tis the season for all things apple.

My mom used to make these cheddar apple oatmeal raisin cookies when I was little, and she just brought them to my house last weekend. I’m pretty sure she considered them a health food in the 80’s since they don’t have a whole lot of sugar. (Don’t mind the butter and cheese. We’re from Wisconsin.)

The original recipe is from a Quaker oats recipe book and they were called “Portable Apple Cheese Pleasers,” which will never not make me laugh. I mean, which cookies aren’t portable?

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


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.

  1. Judith says:

    5 stars
    I know these as “Cheese Pleasers”. I’ve been baking them for years. I use gluten-free flour and make these for my grandchildren’s family. Everyone loves them. They make a nice addition to breakfast, especially for those in the habit of drinking smoothies for breakfast.

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