Apple-Toffee Oatmeal Cookies are a sweet fall twist on a classic cookie.
This post is sponsored on behalf of #AppleWeek. Our generous sponsors Envy Apples, Bob’s Red Mill, Republic of Tea, Flahavan’s Irish Oats, Nairn’s, Taylor & College, Zyliss, Chocoley, and Torani have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.
Welcome to Apple Week! Let’s get some housekeeping out of the way, shall we?
This fun-filled week is hosted by Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla. You can follow along on social media using the hashtag #AppleWeek. Like with many of the sponsored events I participate in, there’s a giveaway – the details are below. Be sure to scroll down, check out the prizes, and enter to win using the Rafflecopter. You can also go directly to any recipe published today using one of the links below:
- Apple Crumb Pie by Savory Moments
- Apple Dumplings by Seduction in the Kitchen
- Apple Oatmeal Muffins by Our Good Life
- Apple Pie Filled Cupcakes by Cookaholic Wife
- Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies by An Affair from the Heart
- Apple-Toffee Oatmeal Cookies by Books n’ Cooks (recipe below – keep reading!)
- Bada Bing Bada Boom: The Easiest Caramel Apples Ever by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Baked Apple Donuts with Caramel Glaze by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Braised Chicken and Apples by Simple and Savory
- Caramel Apple Ice Cream by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Caramel Apple Popcorn Balls by Cooking with Carlee
- Caramel Apple Scones by Blogghetti
- Chocolate Caramel Apple Slices with Ginger Cookie Sprinkles by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Apple Butterscotch Magic Bars by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice by Snacks and Sips
- Crockpot Caramel Apple Crisp by Tip Garden
- No-Churn Caramel Apple Ice Cream by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Oatmeal Apple Spice Bundt Cake by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Oatmeal Fruit Bars by The Monday Box
- Old-Fashioned Apple Fritters by Palatable Pastime
- Overnight Hazelnut Apple Oatmeal by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Spice Cake by Who Needs a Cape?
- Vanilla Fried Apples by Caroline’s Cooking
- Vegan Apple Almond Pancakes with Apple Maple Syrup by The Baking Fairy
Here we are, half of the way through September and even though I’m all about fall, it’s still really hot out. But I’m done with it. I want cool breezes and afternoons sitting outside, watching the kids play in the yard. I’m ready for fall produce – butternut squash, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts. I can’t wait to go apple picking and picnic in the nice weather.
I’m sure we’ll be there before we know it, but it always feels like summer lasts too long. Not going to lie, for me, when schools start up each fall, that’s the signal for fall to begin.
Lucky for me, I’ve been preparing for Apple Week for a while, so even though it has been hot, I’ve gotten to at least pretend like it’s fall for a while.
I was super excited for today’s post – I immediately had the idea for these cookies, a twist on a classic American cookie. Pieces of dried apples and bits of toffee make these cookies a sweet little nibble. Barely crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these fall cookies disappeared pretty quickly.
Recipe Notes for Apple-Toffee Oatmeal Cookies:
- I used the following products from our sponsors in this post: brown sugar from Bob’s Red Mill, Irish Rolled Oats from Flahavan’s, and vanilla extract from Taylor & Colledge.
- While most oatmeal cookie recipes called for old-fashioned oats, today I used the Irish Rolled Oats from our sponsor, Flahavan’s.
- If you don’t have vanilla paste, use 2 tsp. vanilla extract. Vanilla paste just gives the cookie an even brighter vanilla flavor.
Apple-Toffee Oatmeal Cookies
Apple-Toffee Oatmeal Cookies are a sweet fall twist on a classic cookie.
- 1 c. unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 c. light brown sugar packed
- 1 c. granulated sugar
- 2 extra large eggs at room temperature
- 1 tsp. vanilla paste (see notes)
- 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 3 c. old-fashioned or Irish rolled oats
- 3/4 c. toffee bits
- 1 1/2 c. chopped dried apple
Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat. Set aside.
With a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and both sugars on medium until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Reduce speed to low and add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. Scrape down sides of the bowl.
Add flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder. Beat until just combined. Add oats and continue mixing until just combined.
Scrape down sides of the bowl and with mixer on low, stir in toffee bits and dried apple.
Use a medium (11/2 Tbs.) ice cream scoop to portion dough onto prepared baking sheets, leaving 1-2 inches between each cookie.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, until top is golden brown and cooked throughout. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
I've made variations of this recipe several times, and have used both large and extra large eggs, and have not noticed a difference. Use whatever you have on hand.
If you don't have vanilla paste, you may substitute 2 tsp. good quality vanilla extract.
As I said above, today we are kicking off the 2019 edition of #AppleWeek today to celebrate the produce darling of the season! Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla arranged this incredible event for you and wrangled a group of bloggers to celebrate all things apple. Apples, apples, and more apples!
And Camilla, the event host, also lined up some amazing prize packages from our sponsors. Keep reading to see what you can win and enter the rafflecopter below.
A $50 Pre-Paid Visa Gift Card and a shipment of Envy Apples! It’s hard to put into words what makes Envy™ so remarkable, but since it was introduced, Envy™ has emerged as the quintessential apple: beautiful skin, sweet flavor, and bright flesh that remains white even after being cut. Envy™ was born in New Zealand using natural plant-breeding methods, crossing a Braeburn with a Royal Gala apple. After that, a handpicked team of talented growers, planted trees in regions perfect for growing Envy™, such as New Zealand, Washington state, and Chile where they benefit from long, sun-kissed days and crisp, cool evenings. For more information visit their website.
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Three gourmet extract pastes! In 1897, Taylor & Colledge won its first award for excellence in vanilla. Since then, the Taylor & Colledge commitment for unrivaled quality has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest producers of vanilla by delivering consistent, authentic flavor in all of their products. Their products can be used in two very different ways in your baking: as the fragrant, featured ingredient in your baking, or as a supporting sidekick. Regardless, you can be assured of pure, rich, full-flavored ingredients in your baking every time. Read more about their pastes here.
An assortment of products and a branded reusable tote bag! Nairn’s knows a thing or two about oats – they’ve been baking with them since 1896 when John and Sarah Nairn first opened their bakery in Strathaven, Lanarkshire. The company’s aim is the same now as it has always been: to make tasty, wholesome food that is as simple and natural as possible using the best ingredients we can. For more information visit their website.
Prize Pack #8 from Flahavan’s
Three packages of oats, a branded mason jar for overnight oats, and a headband! Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal is sustainably grown and milled in Waterford County, Ireland by the Flahavan’s family…and has been since 1785. The first family connection to the Flahavan’s name can be traced back to about 1785 when Thomas Dunn took over the mill. Dunn was the great-great-great-grandfather of John Flahavan who is the Managing Director of the company today. They have sourced the finest oats from the same Irish farming families for generations. The oats are milled in small batches and minimally processed according to an over two centuries’ old milling tradition and double kilned. They are non-GMO and naturally gluten-free. For more information visit their website.
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