Chocolate Chip Apple Oatmeal Cookies

I found this recipe on a nestie cooking blog (goodthingscated) and tried it this week for a co-workers going away party. I think they were a hit. They’re kind of different, but I thought the flavors blended well together. And as a plus they were pretty easy to make.
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 small dash of ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
12 Tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted & cooled until warm
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 large apple, peeled & diced, about 1 cup
Directions
adjust oven racks to upper & lower middle positions & heat oven to 325. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (I didn’t do this and think that might’ve been good b/c they stuck a little)
Whisk dry ingredients together & set aside
With electric mixer or by hand, mix butter & sugars until thoroughly combined.
Beat in egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined
Add dry ingredients & beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in chips & apple
Original directions say to do the following. I just scooped tablespoon sized chunks of dough onto the pans. “Roll scant 1/2 cup dough into ball. Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull into 2 equal halves. Rotate halves 90 degrees and with jagged surfaces facing up, place formed dough onto cookie sheet, leaving ample room between each ball. Top dough ball with extra chocolate chips.”
Bake, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking, until cookies are light golden brown & outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft & puffy, about 12-15 minutes.
Cool cookies on sheets until able to lift without breaking & place on wire rack to cool.

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