Move over traditional oatmeal raisin cookies, there’s a new kid in town. Adding diced Red Prince apple makes these cookies moist and chewy, plus you can feel good about eating cookies because of the fresh fruit.

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Your New Favourite Oatmeal Raisin & Red Prince Apple Cookie

Makes 39 cookies


  1. 1 cup (250 mL) butter, room temperature
  2. 1 cup (250 mL) packed brown sugar
  3. ¼ cup (60 mL) white sugar
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  6. 1 ½ cup (375 mL) all purpose flour
  7. 2 tsp (10 mL) cinnamon
  8. 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  9. 3 cups (750 mL) large flake oats (not quick-cooking oats)
  10. 1 cup (250 mL) Red Prince apple, finely diced (approx. 1 medium apple)
  11. ½ cup (125 mL) raisins


Using a mixer, combine butter with both sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat for 2 minutes. Mix in vanilla.

Add flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. Combine just until incorporated.

Add oats, one cup at a time, and mix well. Stir in the apple and raisins. Transfer bowl to fridge and chill dough for 20 to 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment.

Using a tablespoon, evenly place 12 cookies per baking tray. You will need to bake the cookies in two batches, preparing two trays at a time. Keep remaining cookie dough in fridge between batches.

Bake for approx. 12 to 15 minutes, or until the centres are set and the edges are golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.