Apple-Spice-Oatmeal Cookies

Pack up these soft, spicy oatmeal cookies for a much appreciated lunch-box surprise.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

Glaze

2
cups powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
cup half-and-half or milk

Cookies

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup shortening
1/2
cup granulated sugar
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups old-fashioned oats
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
medium apples, peeled, chopped (2 cups)
1
cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, stir glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Cover; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter, the shortening, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and the brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until thoroughly mixed. Beat in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla until well blended. Beat in oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and flour, scraping side and bottom of bowl once, just until blended. Stir in apples and walnuts.
  • 3 On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls (scant 1/4 cup) about 2 inches apart.
  • 4 Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown and centers are set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Using spoon, drizzle about 1 teaspoon glaze onto each warm cookie. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.