Apple Cheese Cookies

Please don’t let the cheese put you off, I want you to trust me on this one. This was the first cookie I ever had, when I was two, and I have loved them ever since. They are fantastic and the cheese just melts in, you can’t really see it, or taste it, it just makes them extra scrumptious. They are chock full of oats, apples, cheese, and raisins, so they are pretty healthy as far as cookies go. Yesterday morning we spent taking our eldest to the dentist to get spacers put in (the pediatric dentist here in town is more butcher than dentist, so we drive 45 minutes away). In the afternoon was the boys swimming lessons (which they love by the way) where they are slowly turning into fish. In between, I had just enough time to whip up a batch of cookies while the kids played outside. It was chilly, but clear and bright, and not a single breeze. I hope you try them, they really are delicious. Apple Cheese Cookies

  • 3/4 cup AP flour (plain flour)
  • 2/3 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 apple peeled and chopped
  1. Combine flour, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  2. Add oats, cheese and raisins, mix well.
  3. Stir in apples.
  4. Drop by heaping tablespoons full onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 375 Β° for 15 minutes (mine are usually done at about 12 so keep an eye on them). You want the bottom edge to just be browning, they will look a tad underdone when they need to come out.
  6. Cool and enjoy!

food • Thursday, February 11th, 2010 • 18 Comments »
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18 Responses to “Apple Cheese Cookies”

  1. AG Ambroult says:

    mmmm.those sound good, but you were right. My first though was cheese? in a cookie?
    oooo…spacer are the worst part. I remember pulling 2 of them out with tweezers because they hurt so much. Just a few more week left for your braces, right? yay!

  2. Petit Filoux says:

    The cheese doesn’t put me off at all, I bet these taste well nice!! (and yes, isn’t that book amazing? i’d borrowed it from the library a while back and we loved it so much boyfriend got it for me at xmas!)

  3. Jennifer says:

    I know, cheese in a cookies does sound weird, but it’s kind of like apple pie with cheese in the crust, do try them. The date for getting my braces got pushed back (again) till the 29th of March. I’ll pull them off myself if I have to at that point πŸ™‚

  4. Charity says:

    I am a bit skeptical, I’ll admit, but I think I’ll have to try them just to see what they’re like! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Sally says:

    Sounds lovely and I know my family would love them….one question…what’s AP flour? I’m guessing it’s plain flour but just wanted to check first! (I’m British by the way hence the question!)

  6. Jennifer says:

    Sally, sorry for the confusion, yes, it’s just all purpose flour.

  7. Trudy says:

    Oh, I thought this recipe was lost to me forever. So glad you have it πŸ™‚ I remember you taking your first bite of this cookie and the smile that came directly after! We all loved them. So glad the babies will get to enjoy them also.

  8. Rachel says:

    Sounds lovely. I’m always looking for cookies that are not chocolate chip or sugar! Thanks. (I actually think adding in a little grated carrot might be good too!)

  9. Wendy says:

    OK I’ll try them – they sound good to me.
    All purpose flour is Plain Flour here I think in Australia – I’m pretty sure I read that in another recipe anyway—– that’s what I’ll use and see what happens!

  10. I’m gonna trust you…so please tell me what AP flour is so I can give it a go!! x

  11. Jennifer says:

    Concetta, it’s just plain flour, sorry for the confusion.

  12. Anna, Sydney says:

    How interesting. Spewing my oven is broken. I love cheese so more intrigued than put off. πŸ™‚ Hope I can remember this once the kitchen has been made-over.

    On a different note, can I just say how much fun it is to see your comments increase by the day. A testament to your lovely blog.

  13. Whenever I have an apple, I have it with cheese, and if possible a muffin, it is the perfect lunch for me. So I am sure these will be good!

  14. Mousy Brown says:

    I trust you πŸ˜€

  15. Oh my! They were deeeeelicious! I ate far too many! Thanks so much πŸ˜‰

  16. Jennifer says:

    Concetta, I’m so glad you liked them, they are good aren’t they. Oh, and I forgot to mention that they freeze exceptionally well. I usually make a double batch and then freeze a bunch of them.

  17. Amanda says:

    My mom used to make these when I was growing up. I thought we were the only people in the world who ate them! I love your recipe! so good!

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