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Soft Apple Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Soft oatmeal cookies studded with chunks of tart apple and sweet butterscotch chips are the perfect fall treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 dozen


  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 10 ounce package butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup peeled, diced apple about 1 large apple or 2 small apples


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper (or grease the cookie sheets).
  • In a large micrwave safe bowl, melt 1 cup of butter in the microwave.
  • Add in 1 cup brown sugar and the maple syrup. Stir to combine.
  • Add in the 2 eggs and stir to combine.
  • Add in the vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and baking soda. Stir to combine.
  • Add in the whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and stir to combine.
  • Add in the old fashioned oats and stir to combine.
  • Fold in the butterscotch chips and diced apples.
  • Take tablespoons of the dough and plop onto your greased or parchment lined cookie sheets leaving 3 fingers of space between each ball of dough.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies start to brown and the tops are no longer shiny.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy!