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Iced Apple Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Soft, chewy oatmeal cookies filled with chopped fresh apples and butterscotch chips! Iced Apple Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies are full of fall flavor, perfect for parties, snacks, and lunchbox treats!
Iced Apple Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Cookies are by and large my favorite desserts to make and share.

OATMEAL COOKIES totally have my heart. They are easily my favorites because you can do so much with them!

We haven’t managed to go apple picking yet (although I totally purchased the Groupon for the apple orchard like  a month ago), but I still have at least 10 pounds of apples hanging around the house. Clearly I have a fruit problem.

So it was really only natural for the apples to wind up in the oatmeal cookies. I love to marry my favorite food things.

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe with Apples

For some reason I associate butterscotch with fall. I’m not sure why I drew that line, but it works. Butterscotch totally works with the apples, and because the chips stay mostly in tact inside the cookies, they add a little bit of crunch to these soft chewy cookies. If you don’t have butterscotch chips on hand you could use walnuts to add texture! So good.

My boys inhaled a batch of these un-iced, and they were majorly delicious. The icing ups the pretty factor though. And pretty food is more fun to eat.

Iced Apple Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies
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Chewy soft oatmeal cookies filled with fresh apples and butterscotch chips! Drizzled with a simple icing, these pretty little cookies are so full of fall flavor!
Serves: 36 cookies
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (or Greek yogurt or applesauce or butter)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1½ cups chopped tart apples (1/2 inch pieces)
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • For the Icing:
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk or cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Cream together the butter, coconut oil, and sugars. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until just combined. Stir in the oats. Then stir in the apples and butterscotch chips.
  4. Spoon the cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet (or one lined with a silpat or parchment paper) by the rounded tablespoon about 2 inches apart. Bake for 11 mins. The cookies might look not quite done but it's okay!
  5. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. To make the icing mix together the powdered sugar and milk or cream until smooth. Use a fork to drizzle the icing over the cooled cookies.

How do you use up all your apples? Let’s talk about it.
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Sunday 28th of February 2021

I just made these cookies as a variation of the Oatmeal Scotchies I usually make; very tasty indeed, I love the addition of the apple. I will note however that mine took 13 minutes not 11 to cook and still look less than done. Also, the icing did not set, but thanks to a previous review I only tested it on a few of them, so will leave the rest "naked". Good recipe though.


Sunday 5th of October 2014

How do you store these? Does the icing set at all? I have a ton of apples from an orchard and these look delicious!

Heather Tullos

Sunday 5th of October 2014

I store mine in a regular old airtight container at room temperature. And yes, the icing DOES set! :)

Peggy Campbell

Monday 29th of September 2014

So good. Love your cookie creations !

Kaylin Bailey

Sunday 10th of February 2019

Looks Delish!

Choc Chip Uru

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014

Wouldn't mind these cookies for breakfast :D Oatmeal right? Perfectly acceptable!

Cheers Choc Chip Uru

Sheila @Life, Love, and Good Food

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014

Oh, I think I love these! Sounds absolutely delicious!