Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cookies...Chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies and Giant Toffee Chocolate Cookies

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Oh did I love these cookies! I absolutely love apples, so when I saw this recipe, mixing oatmeal and apples together I had to make it.   To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.

This isn't your average oatmeal cookie, oh no, this is chock full of apples and brown sugar and SOFT!! The recipe called for dehydrated apples, I looked for them at the store but couldn't find them. So I took the lead from the person who posted the recipe on RecipeZaar and used 1 cup of chopped apples instead. I added about a 1/2 tsp more of cinnamon to the batch. These spread a little bit so make sure you give them some room on the cookie sheet . I also used parchment paper on the cookie sheets and had no problem with the cookies sticking to the sheets as some people did. I ate 3 of these right out of the oven, I won't be waiting till next year to make these, they'll be a staple in this house!! These are wonderful !!

Chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup chopped dried apple

Directions :

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Combine the flour, cinnamon and baking soda.
Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Fold in oat and apples

Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.

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Giant Toffee Chocolate Cookies

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What can I say about these cookies... they're one of the best chocolate cookies I've ever made. This cookie is full of chocolate, more chocolate than flour as a matter of fact, but it doesn't stop there. Heath Bars and nuts also found their way into the batter, making this an outrageously good cookie!! Make them smaller if you don't want them this big, I kinda like them this way. This is a very impressive looking cookie with a flavor to match. This is a definite keeper!

Giant Toffee Chocolate Cookie


1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups (packed) brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 1.4-ounce chocolate-covered English toffee bars (such as Heath), coarsely chopped
1 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped

Preparation :
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; whisk to blend. Stir chocolate and butter in top of double boiler set over simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove from over water. Cool mixture to lukewarm.
Using electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs in bowl until thick, about 5 minutes. Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, then toffee and nuts. Chill batter until firm, about 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment or waxed paper. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto sheets, spacing 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake just until tops are dry and cracked but cookies are still soft to touch, about 15 minutes. Cool on sheets. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)

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Jodi said...

Both of these cookies look so delicious!

noble pig said...

Oh they are both wonderful sounding...especially the toffee!

Bunny Trails said...

Oh super yum! Those toffee cookies are so calling my name :) THANKS!

Elra said...

OMG, they look insanely good. Your house must have been smell heavenly!
I love the toffee chocolate cookie too, sounds so delicious.

anudivya said...

These look amazing! Esp the toffee one. Perfect.

Marie said...

Oh gosh, those cookies both look so good!!!

Cristine said...

YUM! I have some dried apples in the cabinet... looks like this cookie is in my future! :)

Amanda said...

Oh Bunny yum! I went insane the other day and made 4 different kinds of cookies. We ended up with 6 zipper gallon bags full LOL! These chocolate ones look like some that I made, though it's a completely different recipe. I love the "brownie" look of them!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I'm loving all of your cookie recipes. It's almost overwhelming looking at yoru posts. I'm getting a really excellent sugar rush. Are you submitting any of these to Susan's Eat Christmas Cookies event?

I have made those big toffee cookies in the past. They are always seriously popular!

Maria said...

they both look good, but those toffee cookies look like the best cookies ever! I can't wait to make them!

Dawn said...

I bet those apples cookies smelled soooo good while baking?
I love the texture of the toffee cookies. Don't you love finding new, great cookies recipes? Love that.

Linda said...

I love both of these recipes and they look sooooo good!

Bellini Valli said...

Everything is looking so good these days on Bunny's Oven.

Susan S. said...

Yummy! I love almost all kinds of cookies with Oatmeal in them....and WHAT'S not to love about the Chocolate Toffee......hmm, hmm, hmmm! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

ohhh yum!! those look so, so good. i love apple and oatmeal together!

Passionate About Baking said...

Doono which one to grab first Bunny...both look very delicious & different. Thanks for trying the fresh apple oatmeal version...sounds good to me!!

Lori said...

So many yummy cookies. I love toffee! And I sure wouldnt say no to apple oatmeal! Yum!

Jacque said...

I think I would love them both! I'd eat an apple one, then a chocoalte one, then repeat as needed, LOL.

P.S. you had asked where I got my pans for my little sweet potato cheesecake. Having been into cake decorating, I have just about every size 2" tall cake pan from 4 to 10 inches in diameter. You can find them at most any cake decorating supply. I get most of my stuff from They have everything under the sun. They are local to me, so I mostly go there, but I have mail ordered one time. I prefer the pans by "Magic Line" versus say, Wilton. They are a heavier gauge and cakes definitely bake up nicer in them.

Grace said...

it would be torturous for me to try to pick from between these two cookies--they both offer so much. very nice!

HoneyB said...

we love chewy cookies in our house! yumm!

Ivy said...

Your cookies are amazing and a few days ago I bought some toffee to make something out of them, I was thinking something like a glaze) but the cookies sound great.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'd love one of those apple and oatmeal ones. That's my kind of cookie!

marye said...

Yum Bunny,
everyone has had stomach flu here so I am not getting much baking done...way oh way does it always hit them at 2 a.m.?

eatme_delicious said...

Both of these cookies look awesome! I have the giant toffee chocolate one saved from when I saw it on someone else's blog so thanks for reminding me about it! =)