Apple Oat Breakfast Cookies

Apple Oat Breakfast Cookies

makes about 10 cookies 

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, or cinnamon and nutmeg 
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup milk
1 egg, beaten to blend
1 cup fresh apples, diced   

Turbinado sugar, optional for sprinkling (I highly recommend it for a nice sweet crunch!)

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine first 6 ingredients in large bowl. Mix together butter, milk and egg in another bowl. Add to dry ingredients and stir until just moistened. Mix in apples. Scoop heaping tablespoon balls of dough and place on cookie sheet a few inches apart.  Gently flatten. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake until light brown, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly on rack.