Nothing tastes better than some warm cookies and a glass of milk. We loved this snack that is made with apples and oatmeal. The cookies are moist and make a delicious after-school snack. You will need some adult help with this recipe.
2 sticks butter or margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups flour
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
1 cup chocolate chips or raisins
MAKING THE COOKIES:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Add the vanilla extract and eggs. Continue beating about 1 to 2 minutes more. Stir in the flour, oats, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Using a large spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the apple pieces and chocolate chips or raisins until they're mixed throughout the batter.
Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake one sheet of cookies at a time for about 14 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden on top and browned on the bottom. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool for a minute on the baking sheet. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely (or eat them warm if you like). Repeat this with remaining batter. Makes about 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies.
Hint: Be sure to let the baking sheet cool before putting more cookie batter on it.
Pub Date: 12/28/98