2017-10-12 / Life in Leelanau

County Cuisine

After a day of apple picking, try making these cookies

One of Leelanau County’s greatest gifts is the taste of a hand-picked apple fresh off the tree. “When the leaves are crunching underfoot and the air is crisp, you just naturally want to bake and taste theses different flavors” said Tina Baker, owner of Chimoski’s Bakery. We couldn’t say it any better ourselves. Chimoski Bakery is located in downtown Suttons Bay next to the post office. Stop in to try some of their delicious fall treats like apple caramel coffee cake, pumpkin donuts or cherry pie.

Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup margarine
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 2/3 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups oatmeal
5 cups flour
2 cups apple, chopped fine
2 cups walnuts, chopped


In an electric mixer, cream together margarine, butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together cinnamon, baking soda, salt, oatmeal and flour. Slowly add dry ingredients to mixer and mix well. Fold in apples and walnuts. Using a tablespoon, drop cookie dough onto a baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes four dozen.

County Cuisine Participants: Art's Tavern, Anderson's Market, Bella Fortuna, Big Cat Brewery, The Bluebird, Chimoski's Bakery, La Becasse, Bogey's 19th Hole at Leland Lodge, Little Traverse Inn, Pegtown Station, Trish's Dishes, and Tucker's of Northport.

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