The weather is turning cooler in Kentucky and fall is in the air. This is the time of year when I want to start baking. These Apple Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are addictive. You won’t be able to leave them alone. They are a soft, chewy cookie and if you have any left after the first day they seem to get better with age. A great cookie to serve with coffee or milk for a snack. They would be good in lunch boxes, too.



1 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup
2 eggs
1 cup apple butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts, pecans or walnuts, (optional)


Cream white and brown sugar with butter and eggs with mixer. Add apple butter, vanilla extract and buttermilk. Continue to mix. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and oats in a bowl. Combine with the sugar and eggs and continue mixing. Fold in raisins and nuts. Drop by tablespoons onto a sprayed cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies. Enjoy!

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  1. Can anything be substituted for the raisins? Like Chocolate Chips? Otherwise, the recipe sounds delicious!!!

  2. Trying this with our homemade apple butter!

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