Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Caramel Icing

Slightly crisp cookie made with apples instead of the traditional raisins. Also tastes great if you omit the apples and use french-vanilla coffee-mate!

Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Caramel Icing


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups of diced apple
  • Icing:

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 5 Tbsp Caramel flavored coffee creamer
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, white sugar and brown sugar. Mix in the egg and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter until well blended. Mix in the oats and diced apples. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are lightly browned.
  4. For Icing:
  5. Melt butter in a medium saucepan.
  6. Add creamer. Stir well.
  7. Remove from heat and slowly add powdered sugar and mix well.
  8. Drizzle icing over cookies with a spoon.

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