Iced Soft Apple Spice Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Oat Cookies

“We cannot choose everything simultaneously. We live in danger of becoming paralysed by indecision, terrified that every choice we make might be the wrong one…”
― Elizabeth Gilbert

Iced Apple Spice Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Cookies

When life gives you apples…make apple spice cookies!

It’s autumn, and cinnamon is in the air – there is zero excuse to not.

No apples on hand? Then that’s actually perfect – These apple spice soft cookies only require apple sauce. The result is a batch of chunky soft, cookies infused with hints of Bramley apple – and balanced out with the unmistakable nuttiness of crunchy peanut butter (which knows no seasons). The sweet icing then drapes the final touches of spice over these hot-from-the-oven, freshly baked beauties…

Iced Apple Spice Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Cookies

And they will smell so good…So, soo good…

Iced Apple Spice Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Cookies

Apple cookies + milky (CHAI!!) tea = pure heaven.

I wrapped these up for my friends and handed them out while they were working on their welcome fair stands at Uni. (You know I love you if I share my cookies with you…) And they all sent me a bunch of text messages soon after, just to say what a blissful break they provided during this one helluva one crazy day. The peanut butter makes them pretty filling; so they make a pretty good breakfast as well as a snack! (Try them with a spoonful of yogurt and you will never want anything else for breakfast again).

Iced Apple Spice Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Cookies


  • 1 C flour
  • 1 C quick cook rolled oats
  • ½ C soda
  • 1/2 C softened salted butter
  • 1/2 C peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ C sugar
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ½ C apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste/extract
  • Optional: butterscotch chips?!


  • ½ C brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 C icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste/extract
  1. For the cookies: Start by creaming the sugars + butter. Add the vanilla, apple sauce and the peanut butter. Combine well, adding the egg last. Do not overbeat: you will end up with cakey cookies if you do.
  2. Combine these wet ingredients with the flour, soda, and spices.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour before shaping into balls and baking in a pre-heated oven at 350/180* for 8-12 minutes, or until the edges have turned golden brown. Cool for a few minutes in the oven, transfer to a wire rack and wait until they are completely cooled before icing (contrary to what I said at the beginning of this post).
  4. For the icing: pour the sugars into a mixing bowl. Add the butter, melted and mix with a fork. Add the milk and vanilla – using more milk if necessary. Use a spoon to drizzle over the cookies. This might get messy…

Iced Apple Spice Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Cookies Iced Apple Spice Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Cookies

Enjoy the weekend lovely people! <3

Tash x

  • Leigha @ The Yooper Girl

    GIRL omg omg these look so amazing! Seriously, wow. They look like muffin tops!!

    • Tashiana

      Yes Leigha hahaha! I was quite worried at first because they were so BIG! (Definitely over mixed the dough…) But they were perfect in the end! Thank you, hope you’re well! <3

  • Ashley

    I love this time of year just so I can bake with apple and cinnamon flavors! These look wonderful – and I bet sure are fantastic with a big cup of tea or coffee!

    • Tashiana

      I couldn’t agree with you more Ashley! Thanks for your sweet comment :) <3

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice

    These cookies look incredible! I love the apple and peanut butter combination, so perfect for the fall. And that icing sounds like the perfect touch!

    • Tashiana

      The peanut butter is mild, which is great since it’s not enough to cancel out the apple completely :) Thank you Gayle! Your pumpkin cake doughnuts look divine!

  • Alex @ True Femme

    I need these in my life ASAP! I’ve been craving apple and cinnamon flavored things and these look absolutely amazing!

    • Tashiana

      You should totally make them, they are ridiculously (well, dangerously) easy to bake! The cinnamon smell too…<3

  • Isadora @ she likes food

    Pumpkin cookies are my favorite cookies every because they are so moist and almost like cake! I’ve never tried making apple and pumpkin cookies but I bet they are amazing! They look so good :)

    • Tashiana

      There’s no pumpkin in these – only apple and peanut butter. But that would be a good idea?! And yes! The pumpkin is so moist and makes for such an unusual yet heavenly texture! Thanks Isadora :)

  • Mir

    I love PB and apple together so much! And I love that I can use my applesauce to make these! I’m always looking for things to use applesauce for!

    • Tashiana

      Yes! As I say, the apple flavour is very subtle thanks to the easy ingredients – but it’s there! It’s so handy :)

  • Eva

    Love thèses cookies, the top icing looks so yummy !

    • Tashiana

      Thanks Eva!! :)

  • Ceara @ Ceara’s Kitchen

    What beautiful cookies – they look so soft and yummy (apple + pb = a wonderful combo!)! Your friends at uni must love your for bringing them such delicious treats :) Pinned!!

    • Tashiana

      Thank you for the pin Ceara! Apple and pb = always a winner <3

  • Mira

    These look gorgeous and pretty easy to make ! I like the idea for butterscotch chips :) Soft cookies are my favorite!

    • Tashiana

      They are super soft! Thanks Mira :) Ah you have to try butterscotch and tell me how they are! 😉

  • Joanne

    Mmm. I haven’t had an apple+PB combo in a while but it certainly does sound like it would hit the spot!

  • Jenny @ BAKE

    These cookies look delicious! I love peanut butter and apple, it’s a great combo. Your blog is absolutely gorgeous.

    • Tashiana

      Jenny you are so sweet! Thank you! Although I will say the exact same back! <3

  • Cate @ Chez CateyLou

    Mmm, Love apples and peanut butter together. These cookies look so soft and delicious. Such a perfect fall treat!

    • Tashiana

      Thank you Cate! There is something very special about that combo, this time of year is just an excuse to go all out on it 😉

  • Chris @ Shared Appetite

    These cookies are stunning! Beautiful photos and such a brilliant flavor combo! Yum!

    • Tashiana

      Thank you Chris that’s so kind! Your pumpkin cheesecake French toast casserole is out of this world by the way!

  • Olivia – Primavera Kitchen

    These look beyond words good!

    • Tashiana

      Thanks Olivia! Your lemon shrimp looks fab!

  • The Squishy Monster

    I agree with your apple life philosophy—and these take the cake, er-cookies!

    • Tashiana

      Hahaha! I See what you did there Angela 😉

  • Allie | Baking a Moment

    I’m a huge pb+apple lover so these cookies really appeal to me! Love that brown sugar drizzle- so perfect for fall!

    • Tashiana

      I’m so glad that these fall cookies have been Allie approved!! 😉 Hi5 on the pb + apple combo! There are few things better 😀

  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These are some seriously gorgeous cookies! I love the icing on top :)

    • Tashiana

      Thanks Medha!! <3

  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    I love that these have peanut butter and applesauce in them – what a great flavor combo! And that icing looks divine!

    • Tashiana

      Thanks Kristi! Yes it is addictive 😀 <3

  • Cailee

    YUM!!!! Sounds perf with some chai tea!! Lovely recipe! Looks delicious! So nice for fall! Great pictures as well!! So beautiful!

    • Tashiana

      Thanks Cailee! And yes! Chai tea = perf! <3

  • Kelly – Life Made Sweeter

    Apple and cinnamon are my favorite this time of year. These cookies look wonderful, love the peanut butter and applesauce too and that icing makes them totally irresistible :)

    • Tashiana

      Thank you Kelly 😀

  • Shashi @ runninsrilankan

    Oh wow – these look so incredibly fluffy! Wow – wait I already said that…

    • Tashiana

      Haha Shashi! They are as fluffy as clouds :)

  • Elizabeth @

    I love the combination of apple and peanut butter in these cookies–and heck yes I would add the butterscotch chips too!

    • Tashiana

      This is why you are a SugarHero! 😀

  • Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet.

    The combination of flavors sounds absolutely perfect! Actually, I’ve never tasted anything with both peanut butter and apple flavors, and I’m sure it’s perfect! I definitely feel autumn in the air :)

    • Tashiana

      Ah I love that time of year when you can actually *feel* the autumn! Thanks for the lovely comment Shiran, you have to try this combo soon!

  • Allison – Celebrating Sweets

    These looks amazing! Apples and peanut butter are a perfect match. Yuummm!

  • Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    These are like the absolutely perfect flavor combo for fall! Love the look and sound of these :)

  • Kelley @ Chef Savvy

    Wow these look for soft and chewy! I want to make these right now!!

  • Carol

    These look amazing!! However, I think there’s a typo in the recipe. It says 1/2 cup of soda. That can’t be right, can it?