Easy Apple Cinnamon Oat Cookies

Happy New Year!

I apologize for not starting the year of with a flashier recipe, but it’s been a busy morning and I had a craving for something with oats and spices. This recipe fit the bill. It’s a simple cookie which you’ll appreciate if you like thin and chewy cookies with crisp edges.

You may wonder what the point to using muffin mix is when you still have to deal flour, baking soda, salt, etc. For me, things just come together quicker. But most of all, I like this recipe because I can vary the flavors by using different flavors of muffin mix — and Martha White makes plenty of flavors. This version is apple cinnamon, but I’ve followed this same recipe using the “blueberry cheesecake” flavored muffin mix and my friends thought they were great.

This version is my favorite because the apple cinnamon flavor tastes less artificial than some of the other varieties (banana, for instance). Next time, I’m going to try adding a little cardamom.


Easy Apple Cinnamon Oat Cookies

1 cup rolled or old fashioned oats, not instant
1 (7 oz) package Martha White Apple & Cinnamon Muffin Mix
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Stir together oats, muffin mix, flour, soda and salt; Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in muffin mix mixture.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto non-stick or lined cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are golden Let cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet

Makes about 16 cookies

Note: Try with cardamom or mace

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  1. says

    Those look delicious! I have a recipe for Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies that you might like that looks slightly similar to this. Hope you and the crew had a great holiday!

  2. Anna says

    Sweetnicks, I’ll check your site for that recipe. Sounds good! I totally forgot about cinnamon chips, but they’d be very good in this recipe. Happy New Year!

  3. says

    I like using pre-measured ingredients. Have you tried the applesauce oatmeal cookies in the Martha Stewart Holiday Book?

  4. Anna says

    Randi, that sums it up. Pre-measured ingredients cut time. Especially if you are a messy person like I am. So I guess that’s why I like using mixes every once in awhile.Haven’t tried the Martha cookies.

  5. Ashley says

    I’ve been meaning to try these for a while since I have so many Martha White muffin mixes on hand. I followed the recipe exactly, and these were GREAT! I would definitely make them again and can’t wait to try with all the other flavors I have. Thanks!

  6. says

    Hi Ashley,

    Thanks for the review! I like them too. I tried making them with the blueberry cheesecake flavored muffin mix and that flavor was my second favorite next to this one.

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