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Friday, February 12, 2016

Oatmeal Caramel Apple Cookies

Oatmeal cookies on a plate
Anybody that knows me well knows I do love my sweets, and cookies are no exception. One of my favorites is oatmeal raisin, but a while ago my daughter brought home these oatmeal caramel apple cookies from Bob Evans Family Restaurant, and they were delicious. I looked for the recipe on their web site but couldn’t find it.

So I decided to try and duplicate these tasty treats, and proceeded to make a list of everything that I needed.

Here is what I used:

1 large Granny Smith apple (yielded 2 cups peeled and diced)
1 cup Kraft Caramel Bits
2 stick butter (softened and cut into small pieces)
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
3 cups Quaker Oats (Uncooked Quick or Old Fashioned)

The first thing I did was peel and diced the apple, I tossed the diced apple in a bowl with the cinnamon and brown sugar and set in the refrigerator while I prepared the other ingredients.

prepared apples
Prepared Apples with brown sugar and cinnamon 
I added the white sugar and butter into my Kitchen Aid mixing bowl and turned it on low speed.

Next lightly beat the eggs with the vanilla and add it to the bowl, then add the flour, oats, and baking soda continue mixing on low speed. Then I added the caramel and apple mixture continuing to mix on low speed.

Drop onto a cookie sheet with a tablespoon, I used parchment paper on my cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees. I let them cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before placing them on a rack to cool completely.

cookie dough dropped onto cookie sheet
Dropped onto cookie sheet with tablespoon
This recipe yielded me a little over 40 cookies and has apple and caramel in every bite. But here are a couple of changes I would make the next time:

  1. Instead of dicing the apple I would shred it using a cheese grater.
  2. I would press the caramel bits into the cookies after dropping them onto the cookie sheet, about 2 or 3 of them in the center.

I’m well on my way to eating all of these so I probably won’t make them again for a while. So if anybody tries this recipe with these changes please let me know how they worked out.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.


  1. Appreciate the test run and advice on your copycat cookie recipe, Sam. They certainly do sound delicious and look amazing!

    1. They are really good, but I think those changes are in order. Thanks Susan for stopping by :)

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Sandy for stopping by, and if you do make them and try the suggested changes let me know :)

  3. I love oatmeal cookies and adding apples is briliant! Kudos, Sam.

    The Old Fat Guy

    1. Thanks David, For sure one of my favorites. I'm not so sure about brilliant!! Well maybe a little :)

  4. These look delicious! I love oatmeal cookies and the apples and caramel sound amazing in them!

    1. Hi Carlee, Thanks for stopping by, it really is a great combination and a must try :)

  5. Okay I am officially hungry now.....for dessert!

    1. I could have saved some for you Olivia but they're almost gone!! Good news is they are easy to make. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


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