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Apple Cobbler Cookies

by Emma on September 15, 2011

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I think that when you make up a recipe, you should get a certain amount of artistic license when deciding on a name. I mean, it’s your baby after all. Name it as you like. But then you start thinking about what everybody else will think of the name, if the name really describes the flavors at play or the method by which it was created.

Plus, the name must be cute. That’s a total must.

So if you’re thinking, “You can’t fool me, these cookies are nothing more than fancy oatmeal cookies dressed up with spices and apples…”

Or, “I think a better name would have been, Spiced Apple Oatmeal Cookies…”

Or, “Cobblers are baked in dishes while these are clearly cookies and I’ve had about enough of food bloggers naming their recipes after other dishes that they really aren’t…”

I hear you. I had the same thoughts (clearly). Your opinion is valid.

But I’m still going to call these Apple Cobbler Cookies.

So there. :)

Apple Cobbler Cookies, makes 1 dozen.

Needed: 1/2 cup (one stick) of butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 1/2 cups oats and 1 apple (I used a sour Granny Smith).

Cream together the (softened) butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla extract and stir until just combined.

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and oats. Combine the dry oat mix with the creamed butter mix to form the batter.

At this point I should note that you could leave the apples out and just have a really yummy spiced oatmeal cookie. Or you could add nuts, or raisins, or whatever you like. I’m just giving you options here. I choose to get fancy with an apple. It was awesome. Here’s what I did. Cut the apple in half. Peel off the skin and remove the core of one half. Chop it up into very small cubes and stir these into your batter. Spoon the batter on to a lined baking sheet. Now take the other apple half and remove the core. Using a mandoline (or really awesome knife skills) thinly slice the apple into half-moon pieces. Place these on top of the dough balls.

Bake at 350 F for 11-13 minutes. Serve warm with milk or coffee. Or you could serve two of these with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream as a dessert. If you do this it will taste a lot like apple cobbler. (Yeah, that’s right.)

xo. Emma

P.S. No, I’m not from Texas. I just found this cute little wooden cutting board and I couldn’t resist. I have a wood obsession. So although I would have preferred a Missouri shaped cutting board… uh… beggars can’t be choosers. Or something.


Meredith September 15, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Oh these look delicious! I like the name too! If you were clever enough to come up with the recipe, you can call them whatever you please,like… “chocolate chip cookies”…maybe not. ;-)

I’m from Texas and I think that cutting board is pretty darn cute. Too bad you couldn’t find a Missouri one though.

Ah ok seriously…I think I might go buy the ingredients and make these tonight. I’m a sucker for anything apple. Thanks for the recipe Emma!

Annie September 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm

these sound and look delightful! HUNGRY! :-)


Jacci September 15, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I love apple pie, so I’m definitely making these :)

Gaby September 15, 2011 at 5:59 pm

i approve of the name. it is the cookie version of an apple cobbler. and i think a new jersey cutting board, although so much fun, would be much like the state- impractical and cramped. but i love my homestate!!


Jaclyn T September 15, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I love naming my recipes! Those look tres tasty!

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Ashlee September 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Oh, my goodness! I LOVE this! It’s the perfect fall related recipe! I love anything warm and apple-y (warm cookies and ice-cream? yes please!)! Thanks for posting the amazingness! I wish I wasn’t in a college dorm or else I would try it out in a heartbeat! <3

Lucy September 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Yum! My mother is keeping me in a constant supply of apples this autumn (fall). Seriously, I have more apples than I know what to do with. So I’m interested in any and every apple-related recipe, no matter what it’s called. Will definitely be giving these a go!

Rae Veda September 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Yum! Those look so delicious. I have to make them. XO, Rae

LauraJane September 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Oh my goodness, these look positively divine! I love the garnish of the little apple slice on top. So pretty.


Lauren September 15, 2011 at 11:45 pm

My cutting board is shaped like Colorado (or maybe Wyoming?). ;-) Anyway, I love love love oatmeal cookies and these sound amazing–whatever you call them!

Whitney Johnson September 16, 2011 at 12:39 am

my two favorite desserts are cookies and apple crisp/cobbler, so i’m pretty sure these might change my life. look so yummy :)

irene wibowo September 16, 2011 at 1:59 am

looks tasty! wow..yummy! :)

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Katia September 16, 2011 at 3:31 am

Oh my yum. I’m definitely going to need to make these!


Ellie September 16, 2011 at 10:01 am

These look so yummy. Your blog always makes me hungry and keeps me inspired to bake :)

Hanna September 16, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Apple cookies! I’m definitely gonna try them this autumn.
And you can call your cookies whatever you like, i think, because they are your cookies after all! ;)

Steph September 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Apple cobbler cookies look and sound delicious- great name. The crescent apple slices are an especially sweet touch. :)

Tra Wright Knox September 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Hello, love! Tell me, are they firm or soft? And would they stand up to being dipped in hot tea?

Emma September 16, 2011 at 5:27 pm

They lean more toward the soft side, not a super crispy cookie. I would imagine that they would be a bit difficult to dip in hot tea.

But now you have me in the mood for shortbread….

Kelly September 16, 2011 at 6:08 pm

It doesn’t matter to me what you call them…but I’ll be calling them absolutely YUM! They look so delicious. I’m definitely going to have to whip up a batch for some of our family fun nights.

Gwen September 17, 2011 at 8:00 am

Funny! I secretly get super annoyed when recipes titles are super long, it’s like hello you don’t need to list all the ingredients in the name!

Daisy September 18, 2011 at 3:41 am

These look amazing! Love the way you state your stance! Your sense of humor is so refreshing! Ha! Thanks for sharing such a tasty recipe!!

amanda smith September 22, 2011 at 1:26 am

These sound so good! Perfect for fall.

And that cutting board… I’m a Texas girl, so it’s perfect, too. :]

Kate September 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm

I made these last night as a treat for my roommate who has been tirelessly working away at school. I unfortunately had no nutmeg, nor any apples! I persevered using extra cinnamon and a pear instead, and they are delicious!

My roommate and I both send our thanks for a simply delightful treat!

Ashley September 26, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I made these. And all I can say is. they went super quickly!!!! like… SUPER quickly! Thanks for sharing, like always

Heather October 5, 2011 at 3:32 am

These are fresh out of the oven. Two of them are already in my belly. It’s a shame that the market isn’t open because these beg for an ice cream accompaniment, as you suggested! I see a third cookie in my future before bedtime. This recipe is a keeper!

Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Susie M January 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Just made these and they are FANTASTIC (and easy)!!!!! And, for what it’s worth, “Apple Cobbler Cookies” is a darn-near perfect name! Thanks for sharing!