Spiced Apple Cookies

I love the fall. I love watching the leaves changing colours, smelling the crisp morning air, wearing cozy sweaters, cuddling up with a warm cup of tea, and best of all I love baking in the fall. These spiced apple cookies are the perfect fall treat, with sweet and juicy apples and a comforting blend of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. I made these one Sunday afternoon when we had Cole’s new friend from school over for a playdate. The kids devoured them and kept asking for more. Tony was teasing me because I just had to put flax seeds and chia seeds in them. I can’t help myself! I’ll take any way that I can to get added nutrition into the foods they eat. These do have a fair bit of sugar in them, so I still consider them a treat, but there are a lot of healthy components to them as well, like oats, whole wheat, flax, chia, and of course apples. I like that you can leave the skins on the apples for more fibre, and frankly it’s just a lot easier than having to peel them. I can see these cookies becoming a fall tradition in our house.

Spiced Apple Cookies
Adapted from The Naptime Chef

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats
2 tbsp flax seeds (optional)
2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups unpeeled apple, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together until creamy. Beat in egg and milk.
In another bowl, combine flours, oats, seeds, baking soda, spices and salt.  Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix on low until fully combined. Fold apples into the batter.
Drop heaping spoonfuls of batter onto a greased cookie sheet, spacing them about 2″ apart. Flatten the tops a little with your fingers or a fork.
Bake for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.

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