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Favorite Apple Cookies (with Oatmeal and Raisins)

Amy Palanjian
These hearty apple cookies are plenty sweet, yet low in added sugars. You can also serve them as breakfast cookies (you may just want to leave the icing off!)
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 (Makes about 18 cookies)
Calories 325 kcal


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (or 1 tablespoon additional flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups grated apple (about 2 medium; you can leave the skin on)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews (or walnuts or sunflower seeds)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted and slightly cooled)
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • Yogurt Icing (optional)


  • Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl using a wooden spoon. Place into the fridge to chill while the oven preheats.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Portion out 2-tablespoon sized balls of dough, place onto the prepared baking sheet, and press down until 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Space them about an inch apart—they won’t spread, so close is okay.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges.
  • Let cool on the baking sheet and top with Yogurt Icing if desired. Let set for a few minutes and serve.


  • These are best eaten on the day they are made, but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for 3-5 days. They will soften slightly when stored.
  • To make these slightly smaller, use 1 tablespoon batter and bake as directed for 18-20 minutes.
  • Yogurt Icing: Stir together 2 tablespoons plain whole milk Greek yogurt and 1/4 cup powdered sugar in a small bowl until very smooth. Place the icing into a zip top bag and seal. Cut off one corner and drizzle over cookies. (Or just use a spoon!) Let set for a few minutes or up to 2 hours and serve.
  • Gluten-free: Use 1:1 style gluten-free flour and gluten-free oats.
  • You could use dried cranberries or use additional seeds or nuts in place of the raisins if you prefer.


Serving: 2cookiesCalories: 325kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 54mgPotassium: 297mgFiber: 5gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg
Keyword apple cookies, oatmeal cookies
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