Original Recipe

Gouda Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Cheese in cookies? Absolutely. Reny Picot Gouda brings an unexpected savory note to these perfectly sweet and perfectly salty cookies that also pack a surprise zing. When baked, the Gouda melts into a crisp, lacy fritter and crackles around the edges forming a really goud-a cookie to pack in a lunchbox or take on a trail hike.


2/3 cup coconut oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1-2 apples (2 cups shredded)
4 ounces Reny Picot Gouda, finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Whisk the coconut oil, egg, and vanilla together until completely combined. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, ginger, baking powder, salt, and oats.
  3. Use a grater to grate the apple directly into the dry ingredients, discarding the core. Stir in the apple and the chopped Gouda.
  4. Add the liquids and stir until just combined.
  5. Drop large spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown.
  6. Let them cool for 5 minutes before placing on cooling racks to cool completely.