Freshly baked harvest apple cookies are packed with flavor in each bite! Fresh Fuji apples, peanuts, oats and white chocolate chips folded into the batter for a luxurious cookie.
I am not quite willing to quit the December cookie season yet, so what’s a girl to do? As I was sifting through my emails one morning, I saw this fabulous peanut butter apple oatmeal cookie recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod. Needless to say, I could not stop drooling!
I was so inspired to the point that I had to make the cookies that same day, immediately, like right now (thanks, Maria!). I also had a long night of wake up calls from my boss – Baby James, so I needed a little sugar in my life.
Luckily I had all the ingredients in my pantry and then some, whoot! So I was on my way to make some glorious fresh baked harvest apple cookies… oh yeah!
James likes to check out what’s going on when I’m in the kitchen, so from a safe distance away he helped supervise this cookie operation. Unfortunately, he also witnessed mom eating about half a dozen cookies, what? Don’t judge a girl with her cookies okay, hehe.
I had never added fresh sweet and tart apples for cooking cookies before, what a great idea. Small bite-sized pieces of Fuji apples folded right into the cookie batter, yum! These cookies are soft and moist, just crisp on the edges and are loaded with lots of warm spice flavors like cinnamon and allspice.
There was a lot of good stuff going on in this apple cookie recipe. Each bite packed with something sweet, salty and yummy. I used a natural creamy peanut butter in the batter that made it much easier to mix. I also decided to add crunchy honey roasted peanuts and white chocolate chips… because, why not right?
You should eat these cookies on the same day since the apples contain a lot of moisture. I noticed that the cookies crumbled apart quickly after I stored them for a day or two.
I think next time I would try adding dried apple chips. I think it may still give a nice concentrated apple flavor but make the cookies a little more sturdy over time. Because I did want to eat these multiple days after I made them, or, at least, give others a chance to taste before they disappeared, ha. If you are looking for more cookie recipes to try then check out my recipes for persimmon cookies or French palmier cookies. Be nice and don’t forget to share!
What about apple moisture?
Bake these harvest apple cookies right away, apples contain a lot of moisture! Once combined with sugar in the batter, the sugar draws out some of the moisture from the apple pieces. If the dough is refrigerated and allowed to sit too long, the batter will become runny. This just means you can mix, bake and enjoy right away!