Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats: Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

Monday, April 4, 2011

Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

One of the joys of having a newborn is all the help you get the first few weeks. From cleaning to cooking, it seems like friends and family are there to help you out with whatever is needed. That certainly was the case at our house this last week.

My bathroom, ceiling fans, blinds, windows, and even my oven got an overhaul. Not to mention my freezer got stocked with meals and I haven't cooked dinner for over a week. It's been nice. If you have a good friend or family member having a baby, take the time to do this for them, it is so very much appreciated.

And then when it is their turn to have a baby, return the favor.

One of the many treats given to us over the last week, were these Apple Peanut Butter Cookies baked by my co-worker. She's got a knack for baking and has even now started her own side business with designer cakes - weddings, baby showers, birthdays, etc. If you live in or around the eastern Iowa area and need a cake let me know!

I think I ate three of these within the first hour she arrived to visit our new little bundle. My excuse is that breastfeeding makes you hungry.

It does. I swear.

Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

3/4 c. peanut butter

1/2 stick butter

2 c. brown sugar

1 t. vanilla

2 eggs

1 3/4 c. flour

2 t. baking soda

3/4 t. salt

1 c. oatmeal

1/4 c. wheat germ

1 c. finely chopped apples

Cream together butter and peanut butter. Add in brown sugar, vanilla and eggs. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt and add to this mixture. Fold in remaining ingredients.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and flatten. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. They will stay soft and chewy.

Try these out today, trust me you will not be disappointed.


  1. Congratulations on your new little bunde of joy, Ally! Thanks for sharing this wonderful cookie recipe, too. They look delicious and perfect for dunking into a glass of milk! :)

  2. These sounds delish! Apples with peanut butter is one of my favorite snacks. Glad to hear you're getting lots of help with your new baby! :)

  3. Oh, yum! These sound awesome!

    How are things going as a family of four?!? I hope the little one is letting your get some sleep!

  4. You are so fortunate to have all that help! What wonderful friends and family you must have :-)

    Congrats again!!!!!

  5. These sounds yummy!! It's soooo nice to have help after baby comes hey:)

  6. Breastfeeding made me ravenous, I ate like 6 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a day!

    These sound super good.

  7. These cookies sound awesome. I like the addition of apples- apples and pb just go together.

    And how wonderful your friend started her own business! Fun!

  8. Congratulations on the baby girl! She is so precious - she looks just like your little man! :) These cookies look great - they're bookmarked to be made soon!!!

  9. You must be a good friend to have so many good friends who are helping you. Enjoy your wonderful family.

    Thanks for this recipe.

  10. ooh! these sound really neat! i've only seen banana & pb cookies, but apple sounds even better!