Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Cookies

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Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Cookie Recipe-soft and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies with chunks of fresh apples inside! The perfect cookie for fall! 

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I eat an apple every day. I also eat a cookie every day. True story! If I don’t have my apple or cookie, you better watch out. Josh has learned the hard way…ha! Apples and cookies make me happy and I figure the apple balances out the cookie:)

I usually just grab an apple and bite right in, but when I am in the mood for a real treat, I will cut up my apple and dip it into creamy peanut butter. There isn’t a better snack than apple slices and peanut butter. It has always been my favorite!

Well, I took my favorite snack and turned it into a cookie, a Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Cookie to be exact. Now, I can have my apple, peanut butter, AND cookie. All of my favorites combined into one tasty treat!

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I am always creating new cookie recipes, you might have noticed that we have quite the selection on our blog! I can’t help myself, creating cookies is what I DO! I can’t believe it has taken me this long to create a Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Cookie. I want to smack myself in the head! As soon as the dough came together and I snuck a spoonful, I was like DUH! This cookie should have happened years ago! So sorry for the delay:)

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The cookie dough is easy to make and requires no special ingredients. You can use whatever apples you have on hand, but for these cookies I used the cream of the crop, Honeycrisp apples. They are SO good right now! I can’t get enough!

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The cookies are soft, chewy, and dotted with juicy apple chunks.  There is a hint of cinnamon that brings out the sweetness in the apples. The cookies are very wholesome and can be enjoyed as a snack, dessert, or even breakfast. Hey, they have oatmeal, peanut butter, and apples…that is pretty much the perfect breakfast if you ask me!

If apples and peanut butter are one of your favorite snacks, I can guarantee you will love these Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Cookies. They will remind you of your favorite snack…and probably be your new favorite snack because it is a COOKIE! 🙂

And if you are wondering if you should spread peanut butter on the flat side of a cookie and sandwich it with another one, the answer is YES! I tried it just in case any of you were curious. Someone had to be the guinea pig! Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Your favorite snack turned into a cookie!
3.95 from 18 votes



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until smooth and creamy. Add in the peanut butter and mix again until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Stir in the oats and diced apples.
  • Roll cookie dough into tablespoon size balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.
  • Note-bake these cookies immediately. Do not chill the dough in the fridge. If you do, the batter will become too moist from the apples and the cookies will run!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I love that you eat an apple a day and a cookie a day! And I know Josh is allergic to PB…sooo you got lucky with these 🙂 They look so good! Pinned!

  2. GAH! I just mixed beaut butter into my apple oatmeal at breakfast yesterday and died of yum. IN a cookie? That makes it SO much better.
    And, the apple totally cancels out that cookie. FACT. Pinned!

  3. Peanut butter is my favorite and anything that involves peanut butter becomes a favorite. These look delicious and we’ll call them healthy since there are apples and oats inside!

  4. An apple a day, a cookie a day, and peanut butter every day too! You’ve made my snacking so efficient Maria 😉

  5. Peanut butter, apple, and oat cookies are some of my favorites. I mean with all those healthy ingredients, I can totally eat one for breakfast, right???

  6. Everything about this recipe is perfect. Peanut butter, delicious. Apple, tasty. Oatmeal cookies, amazing. But you put them all together, you evil genius and created this magic! Done and done, making these today! I have tons of apples from the orchard that I need to use and this is the perfect way.

  7. Looks delicious, but I’m confused by Step 4. You say to slowly add the flour and oat mixture, but then you write to stir in the apples and the oats. When are the oats added? Are they whisked in with the flour and spices and then added to the wet ingredients, or are they added after the flour mixture is added to the wet ingredients, when stirring in the apples? I want to make sure to get this right, because it looks too good!

  8. These look divine! I’ve been making apple cinnamon oatmeal with a scoop of PB for breakfast, but these cookies have it all in one. I’m going to make some asap!

  9. If there’s apple in them AND peanut butter, it’s pretty much a breakfast item. These look incredible! Love the apple, pb, oatmeal combo 🙂

  10. I love the PB and apple combination! It’s kinda like dipping apples into PB but having it in a cookie 🙂 best of both worlds!

  11. I just baked a batch, I love the stronger peanut butter flavor and tender apples. Easy and delicious, thank you!!!

  12. The texture has to be great. And peanut butter cookies are an all time favorite. Fun way to change up the recipe.

  13. These look so good! Is a 1/2 c of flour really enough? I have everything to make these because I too love apples and peanut butter! ! Yummy!

    1. Not for me it wasn’t… Cookies super runny and flat… Added 1/2 c flour and another 1/2 c oats and presto! perfect cookies!

    2. I had to add another whole cup of oats. this is an awesome combination and still had to drop by spoon, maybe because my butter melted? I also threw in 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa. Thank you for this amazing recipe.

  14. I just love your site & your recipes & this one is no exception. I have a Friend who has to go dairy free for a few months, do you think I can substitute applesauce for the butter in this recipe?

  15. Just made these cookies and they are PERFECT. I also wondered if there was enough flour in the recipe and the answer is yes. The only modification I made was using crunchy peanut butter which worked fine. Couldn’t help but have them for breakfast!

  16. I made these cookies this weekend, delicious! However, be aware that they do not keep well at all because of the apples. They become a mushy mess by the next day. Make and eat these in the same day or make them without the apples (which is what I plan to do next time!).

  17. Hi Maria!

    I just made these cookies. So good!

    Major problem…….. they turned out super flat. I think the problem may be the elevation??

    I live in Atlantic Canada. Not quite sea level but darned close.

    Would this make a difference? If so can you help me, or one of your subscribers?

    Have a Joyful Day :~D

  18. These were great! The first batch had too much moisture from the apples though, so i took out some of the moisture the second time around.

    For added sweetness I also did a caramel drizzle on top, also if you heat these up and serve with vanilla ice cream it’s *amazing*.

  19. Made these cookies last night (and threw some M&Ms in too!) and they are so delicious. My perfect flavor combinations. I may have had a few for breakfast this morning!!!

  20. Hmmm….. I have been looking for a really good apple cookie recipe (not some bland ‘apple bar’) – yuck!
    The texture of this cookie looks SO much better then most of the cakey recipes I have seen. I am going to try these and go completely over the top by using Biscoff instead of peanut butter….FWIW Cortland apples are wonderful, since they don’t turn brown even when they are baked. They are good as ‘out of hand’ apples too.

  21. Delicious but didn’t seem to be done even after 15 minutes. I rebaked them the next morning for an additional 10 minutes and they were still very moist, even a bit “gooey”. Wondering if 350 degrees for 11-12 minutes is correct?!?

  22. these look amazing!! Has anyone tried with wheat or almond flour? Could I use agave instead of brown sugar? Just curious, thanks!!

  23. Just wondering if these would be good to freeze. I know you said not to put them in the fridge but if I freeze the dough right away do you think that would be okay. I like to have cookies on hand ready to bake so they are always just made. Thank you, they look delicious.

  24. I made up the same cookin but different recipe, less ingredients. It has been well over 10 years since I made my first batch. I still make them, I don’t measure anything, I just go at it and texture tells me what it needs.

  25. I just made this but substituted a cup of coconut sugar for the 2 types of sugar. It seems to be fine. What I’d like to know is can the amount of sugar be reduced without affecting the texture of the cookies? I’m not a seasoned cook so forgive the question!

  26. I found salted caramel chips at the store and bought them, figuring I’d find a use for them. I added 1c to this recipe…. so amazing! Thank you for this – they are delicious!

  27. Made these today.. Added 1\2 cup of raisins, yum!!! Probably could have baked for longer then 12 mins as some were still very soft in the middle. Will make these again. Thanks for the recipe.

  28. I could tell the batter was a bit bland so I increased the cinnamon to 1 Tablespoon and All spice to 1/2 teaspoon. The cookies were excellent.

  29. 3 stars
    Has anybody else had a problem with these turning too soft after cooling? The evening after I made them they turned super soft and wouldn’t hold together, became a crumbling mess…perhaps because of the lack of flour? I want to remedy this as they are so delicious otherwise.

    1. Did you bake them long enough? You could try adding a little more flour, I would do 1/4 cup. I haven’t had this problem. They are soft and chewy, but they hold together! I hope this helps!

  30. 3 stars
    I made these today – very tasty! I doubled the flour and added an extra egg. Perfect cookie consistency! 

  31. 4 stars
    Finally got around to making these. I admit I was somewhat sceptical but they were  AMAZING!  I hit with the whole family. I will definitely make them again. Thanks for a great recipe!

  32. I made this Wednesday for eat and meet and I didn’t bring  hardly any home ..  but the few I got to eat was really good in fact so good I made some more today but added a cup of chocolate chips. First batch out of the oven.  Will let u know on how they turned out with chocolate chip..  I useual add to recipe but been looking for a cookie like this  but with chocolate chips…  There easy and makes  a lot …  very good cookies

  33. 2 stars
    These cookies taste best when they come out of the oven, great flavors, but they get soggy if they sit overnight which was disappointing. Maybe just need to half the recipe for our small family.

  34. These cookies are delicious! Just made a batch for my son and he looooooved them. Thank you for the recipe. I know they’re cookies but with apple, peanut butter and oats in them…well, I feel like we can get away with calling them healthy-ish, right?

  35. 4 stars
    These cookies were very good! I used mixed spice (similar to pumpkin pie spice in America) instead of allspice and grated the apples instead of cored. However, like Lori they got soggy overnight.

  36. 5 stars
    Great cookies. I left out the apples and refrigerated the dough. I baked a test tray and they are really crispy. Next tray I will add the apples. I increased flour to 1cup and decrease oatmeal to one cup. Just personal preference.

  37. Read the comments. Upped the flour to 3/4cup. Used only brown sugar. Cinnamon, 1 tsp. Nutmeg and cardamom 1/4 tsp as well as the allspice. Flattened the balls and made sure most of the apple was somewhat exposed in each cookie. Baked for 15 minutes. Brown cookies are more appetizing to me than ecru. They held together perfectly and taste like the best breakfast ever. A cup of coffee and a banana on the side would be a great way to start the day. Thanks two peas and their pod and all the people who posted their experiences.