Apple BlogHop: Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Custard Glaze and Butterscotch Pieces

Now that you have seen Shane's post for this month's BlogHop, it's my turn to show some love for Apples. I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of apples in the raw form but like them most other ways! I had so many ideas for what I wanted to make but thought I would make these cookies as I haven't posted any cookies on my blog yet. Maybe I will do the other recipes later in month. I got the recipe for the Apple Oatmeal cookies from the Hummingbird Bakery: Cake Days book, and added in the decorating glaze. These cookies are lovely, soft, and moist, but my only complaint is that the apple flavour is not very strong. Other then that these cookies are great and we can't stop eating them! They go great with Shane's Hot Cider, or a cup of coffee.

Courtesy of Hummingbird Bakery
135g softened butter
80g caster sugar
80g soft light brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
190g plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 Apples
60g rolled oats

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C. Cream together softened butter, caster sugar and soft light brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla essence and mix thoroughly. Add plain flour in two batches, adding salt, ground cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda with the second batch. Mix until a dough forms.
  2. Peel and finely grate apples (preferably Granny Smith) and squeeze all of the liquid out of them, discarding the liquid. Add rolled oats and 60g of the grated apples to the cookie dough and stir by hand. Break off pieces of the dough (size 2 Tablespoons), roll into a ball and place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment (leave 3inches between each cookie as they will spread while baking).
  3. Place into the oven and bake for 15-20 min or until the cookies are a light golden brown. Leave to cool and set for about 10 min before transferring them to a wire rack.
Custard Glaze Recipe
4 Tbs icing sugar
2 Tbs custard powder
2 Tbs milk

  1. Mix all ingredients together until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  2. Decorate the cookies! I also sprinkled them with butterscotch pieces before the glaze hardened.

October is #applelove month!  

Please join in on the #applelove fun by linking up any apple recipe from the month of October 2011.  Don't forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #applelove event. The twitter hashtag is #applelove.



  1. Hi Mike,

    Looks really good. I liked the apple cider post! :) Maybe I can test the cookies out in a vegan version :)


  2. i love the idea of baked apple cookies! i'm like you, i don't tend to eat raw apples regularly. :) wonderful idea mike! so glad to have you hosting the #applelove bloghop!

  3. Nice cookies. I like the idea of adding apples to the cookies. I usually make muffins or bread with it.

  4. lovely cookies.. butterscotch and apple.. never tried them together.. they look very grab me right now!

    Richa @Hobby And More Food Blog

  5. Amazing oatmeal cookie! Love the Apples in it! Must make this one, it's my hub's favorite. Great to cook/bake along with you on this BlogHop!

  6. wow i love all the goodness packed in these cookies. apple oatmeal, butterscotch pieces and custard glaze, I dont care if i break my diet, i just want a dozed please?
    Great to meet you on this applelove bloghop.

  7. WOW MIke! I love glazed cookies! Your cookies are packed w flavor! YAY for #applelove

  8. This looks so yumm! I can munch a whole lot of this.

  9. Thanks for all the great comments everyone!!

  10. This is like one of those recipe which makes you drool by just reading its name....

  11. I love apples and cinnamon and your cookies look great, I'm going to make it.. Besos from Spain!

  12. Wow, custard in the glaze, and butterscotch pieces? That sounds amazing with any apple cookie:-) Love how beautiful they look too! Hugs, Terra

  13. i love oatmeal cookies! this is a must try!

    happy cooking with you for #applebloghop