Apple Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Adding apple butter to oatmeal cookie batter will create the tastiest little cookie you’ll ever meet! These cookies are great during apple season, or any time of the year when you want a dessert that’s a little bit different.

Apple Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Coming to you from a sketchy motel in Salt Lake City tonight, friends. The whole motel ordeal hasn’t been ideal, but the reason I’m here in Utah is pretty awesome. More on that in a bit. For now.. Apple Butter Oatmeal Cookies! This is the yummiest version of the oatmeal cookie that I’ve ever met. I had a jar of Apple Butter sitting in my fridge for weeks and I taunted my boys with the idea of creating an oatmeal cookie with apple butter hidden inside. Every single day after school they asked me if I had made those cookies yet.. MOM?! The ones with the apple butter inside?!? Finally I made the dang cookies and they were a hit all around. Turns out, apple butter transforms cookies into magical magic.

Apple Butter Oatmeal Cookies

A few notes about Apple Butter Oatmeal Cookies:

  • Replace 1/2 cup of the brown sugar with honey for a slightly healthier cookie.

  • Spread extra apple butter over top of the cookies just before serving for an extra touch of fun and flavor!

  • Make your own Apple Butter (it’s so easy!) or you can find a jar at the store to make things even easier.

I’m here in Salt Lake City for a conference created specifically for food bloggers. It has been such an incredible, fulfilling, learning, growing experience that I do not yet have words for it. I am in the processing stages here in my smelly little motel room and I’m feeling so grateful for the friendships and connections I have made in the past few days.

If you have not checked out the rest of my recipes that display my (slight) obsession for apples, here are a few of them:

Apple Pie Monkey Bread
Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Crockpot Pork Loin with Apples

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend, friends! Thank you so much for being here!

Apple Butter Oatmeal Cookies
apples, cookies, oatmeal
Yield: 42

Apple Butter Oatmeal Cookies

prep time: 20 minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 60 mins

Add apple butter to your oatmeal cookies to create the most delicious little cookie you'll ever meet!


  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • Extra apple butter, for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed until creamy and free of lumps.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. Gradually add to the butter-sugar mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined. Fold in the oats and apple butter. Mix until combined.
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop, drop the dough by 1 1/2 tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 9-11 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and centers are firm. Let cool. Spread extra apple butter over the tops just before serving, if desired.
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