Mar 16

Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies Recipe by:  Healthy Seasonal Recipes

“Tighten up your apron strings dear readers, you’re about to meet your new favourite cookie on the planet. It is a healthier oatmeal cookie with walnuts, apple and white chocolate chips. They have just a touch of cinnamon, sweet butter and they are sweetened with unrefined maple sugar! These cookies are the essence of autumn! I cannot help but swoon when I think of these cookies. They are the best I have ever made. Period.”

  •  YIELD: 4 DOZEN 1X


  • 2 cups roasted unsalted walnuts, divided
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour, preferably white whole-wheat
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 ½ cup granulated maple sugar (or ¾ cup brown sugar plus ¾ cup white)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped dried apple rings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two large baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. Grind 1 ¼ cups (3.75 ounces) walnuts in a food processor fitted with steel blade attachment until it looks like a coarse meal. Add white whole wheat, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and process 10 seconds.
  3. Chop the remaining ¾ cup walnuts.
  4. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl on medium speed until creamy. Add egg and beat until combined. Add applesauce and beat until completely combined, it is okay if the mixture looks broken.
  5. Beat the flour and walnut mixture into the butter mixture on low. Add oats, the remaining ¾ cup chopped walnuts, white chocolate chips and dried apple and stir by hand with a silicone spatula until completely combined.
  6. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto one of the prepared baking sheet, leaving 1 ½ inches between each cookie. Moisten fingertips and press the dough down slightly. Bake in batches, 1 sheet at a time until the cookies spread and set, 8 to 10 minutes. For a crisper cookie bake up to 12 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet 3 to 5 minutes before carefully transferring to a cooling rack with a thin metal spatula.