The BEST Fall Cookie

Yes, I said the best. Cookies are always delicious, no matter what season but, these caramel apple cookies have a fun fall spin and will satisfy your sweet tooth. This is like an apple pie in a cookie and it melts in your mouth.

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies (Makes 4 dozen)
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½  cups sugar
  • ½ cups packed brown sugar
  • 6 TBSP unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup finely chopped apples
  • 16 soft caramel candies chopped  or ¾ cup caramel chips
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Mix sugars and butter in a separate large bowl and beat on medium speed. Add vanilla and egg. Gradually add flour mixture.
  4. Fold in apples and caramels.
  5. Drop dough by 2 teaspoonfuls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten balls lightly with hand and bake for 9 minutes.
  6. Cool on pan for 3 minutes and remove to wire rack. Enjoy!

This delicious recipe from our very own Angela S., one of our #VAWESOME spin and HIIT instructors from Greeley. Go visit her class or one like it at a location near you, because both eating and fitness should be fun! Liked this recipe and tried it? Tag us on social media @vasafitness #vasafitness so we can check it out!

Here’s a little more about Angela, “I began teaching at VASA in 2017. My degree is in Elementary Education and I taught first grade for five years. I have been involved in athletics, in one form or another, my entire life.  I played college softball and have always been involved with athletics and fitness. I took my first cycle class about five years ago and fell in love. I knew someday I wanted to get certified as a fitness instructor. I love helping people create a healthy and active lifestyle where fitness is FUN! When I’m not at VASA, I enjoy running. I’m constantly looking for new ½ marathons to run and ways to improve my time. I love camping and spending time with my husband, five-year-old identical twin girls, and two lab puppies. I look forward to meeting you and working together to have fun, feel strong, capable, and successful.”