Chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Here is another one of our favorite apple recipes. I also like to count this one as healthy because it has apples and oatmeal, just ignore all that butter and sugar.

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 apples

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cinnamon and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in oats and apples. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased banking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen (funny I only got 3 dozen).

These are super easy and yummy. I did try to substitute 1/2 cup of the all purpose flour once with whole wheat to try to make them slightly healthier. I do NOT recommend this, they were not good.