Apple Butterscotch Oat Cookies

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Finally, our weather is cooling down-it seems to take forever for Fall to arrive in coastal Georgia. As these apple oatmeal cookies bake, a comforting feeling comes over me. It is time for sitting by the outdoor fire pit sipping a cup of hot cider enjoying the cool evenings outdoors without the oppressive heat of summer. A crisp light brown cookie chocked full of diced fresh apples, oats and butterscotch bits, perfect for a lunchbox cookie or as an ice cream sandwich. 

Apple Butterscotch Oat Cookies

Recipe from Taste of the South-Fall Baking

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

  • 2/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1-3/4 cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups peeled, cored and chopped cooking apple
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch morsels
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, beat together shortening, butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add the egg, beating until incorporated, then add the vinegar and baking soda. Gradually add flour and salt until blended.  Stir in the oats, apple and butterscotch  morsels. Dough will be thick.
  2. Using a  2-inch spring loaded ice cream scoop, scoop dough onto the prepared pans, spacing two inches apart as the cookies will spread during baking.
  3. Bake in batches until edges are browned and center is almost set, 17-20 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool on baking sheet  until cookies can be easily removed with a spatula, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

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The black and white image above is my contribution to 100 weeks of Black and White Wednesday , a special edition hosted by lovely Cinzia, admin for Black and White Wednesday, having taken over for equally lovely Susan, who created BWW back in July, 2011. If you read my blog regularly, you will find that most of my post revolve around black and white culinary images. Along with the images, I try to prepare a dish with the item that I have photographed. Both photos were shot with an iPhone 5, the top with the Camera+ app and the second one with the Hipstamatic app-Helga Viking Lens an D-Type Plate film.


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  1. Priya Elias
    October 10, 2013 / 11:04 am

    I love Apple-Oats combinations in baking. And what is not to like about butterscotch! Lovely images Lynne. The black and white one looks like a painting 🙂

  2. Cindystar
    October 10, 2013 / 11:16 am

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away!So let's go apples in all our dishes for a while :-)Great cookies, wish I had one with my coffee right now :-)Thanks for participating.

  3. Simona
    October 13, 2013 / 5:02 pm

    It looks like we were both on the same apple wavelength 🙂

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