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apple walnut dark chocolate oatmeal cookies

Apple Walnut Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies with fresh apple, toasted walnuts, and dark chocolate chips. Brown sugar, molasses, vanilla bean paste, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves give the cookie exceptional flavor. Baked golden until crisp around the edges.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 113 grams unsalted butter softened (1 stick OR 1/2 cup), room temperature
  • 100 grams packed brown sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 50 grams granulated sugar (1/4 cup)
  • 25 grams egg (3 tablespoons), lightly beaten
  • 10 grams molasses (1-1/2 teaspoons)
  • 15 grams apple butter (1 tablespoon), optional
  • 5 grams vanilla bean paste or extract (1 teaspoon)
  • 95 grams all-purpose flour (3/4 cup)
  • 3 grams baking soda (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 3 grams ground cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
  • 1 gram fine sea salt (1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 90 grams old-fashioned oats (1 cup)
  • 50 grams roughly chopped walnuts (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 each large Honeycrisp apple, grated
  • 20 grams semisweet chocolate chips (2 tablespoons)


  • Add unsalted butter, light brown sugar and granulated sugar to stand mixer. Cream butter and sugar until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl, if necessary.
  • Add egg, molasses, apple butter, and vanilla bean paste to sugar mixture. Beat on low until fully incorporated, about 1 minute.
  • Add all-purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, fine sea salt, ground ginger, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg to large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Add old-fashioned oats and chopped walnuts to flour mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Add the sugar mixture to the flour mixture. Fold in with large spatula.
  • Add grated apple and fold in with large spatula.
  • Cover cookie dough with plastic wrap and chill 4 hours and up to 2 days.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll about 2 tablespoons cold cookie dough into a ball. Place on prepared cookie sheets, 9 to a sheet, 3-inches apart. Top each cookie dough ball with dark chocolate chips.
  • Bake in hot oven for 12 to 13 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  • Store cookies in airtight container.
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