Bitchin#039; in the Kitchen with Rebecca

by Beacon Staff • October 25, 2006

Already went apple picking with the roommates? Incorporate your harvest into warm and chewy oatmeal cookies.,Winter may be the season of hot-chocolate-hugging and fireside nights, but autumn is no stranger to cold weather and comfort food. As fall sets in and temperatures dip lower than summer necklines, warm yourself with a few seasonal snacks.

Already went apple picking with the roommates? Incorporate your harvest into warm and chewy oatmeal cookies.

Sick of getting stale popcorn balls in your trick-or-treat sack? Make your own and guarantee they'll be fresh.

Don't know what to do with everything you scraped out of your Borat-themed jack-o-lantern? Cook up all those seeds for a tasty in-class snack.

Indulge your sweet tooth-and your inner child-with these autumnal confections.

Apple-Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/4 c. softened butter or margarine

3/4 c. packed brown sugar; set more

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1/2 cup granulated sugar; set more

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1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour; set more

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1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon; set more aside

1/4 tsp. nutmeg (optional)

3 c. oats

2 medium- or large-sized apples (fresh, crunchy apples with a strong sweet or tart taste are best-Gala, McIntosh, Granny Smith, etc.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel, core and dice apples. Sprinkle lightly with brown sugar, granulated sugar and cinnamon and toss with