Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 13 mins

These delicious cookies are chock full of chewy yummy and mostly healthy ingredients. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375° and grease cookie sheet.
  2. Combine shortening, sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in large bowl.
  3. Beat at medium speed until well blended.
  4. Combine flour, cinnamon, salt, soda and nutmeg in a small bowl and mix into creamed mixture at low speed until just blended.
  5. Stir in oats, apples, raisins and nuts.
  6. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough about 2-inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 13 minutes or until just set.
  8. Cool for a minute or 2 on cookie sheets and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Most Helpful

These are absolutely divine! If you like Oatmeal cookies, you'll love these!!! DH doesn't really care for cooked raisins, so I left them out, but I think as well as he liked these, I'll give a few raisins a go too next time. I couldn't believe how fast these went. Within minutes after the first batch came out of the oven they were gone. They turned out soft and chewy. I used Granny Smith apples, my favorite for baking and the cookies weren't too sweet, nor the apples too tart. I thought everyone would have had their fill and I'd have some for DH's lunch tomorrow. NOT!!! Thanks for sharing a really great and healthy recipe Karen!

Cindy Lynn October 13, 2002

Amazing. Fluffy and on the lighter side. I loved these. I made one change though, I used half of the shortening and added a half a cup of unsweetened applesauce. Delicious and healthier too :) I didn't put raisins or nuts in it, which made the cookie lighter. I highly recommend using applesauce or apple butter!

gopackgo February 03, 2011

10 Stars..I tried this recipe to avoid wasting some extra apples. What a wonderful surprise. These are GREAT! What a nice change from chocolate chip cookies. I exchanged the flour with whole grain flour which gave them a light but hearty texture. These did not last 24 hours. Next time I will add more diced apples and walnuts. Thanks!

Monicaeh February 25, 2004

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