Yield: 90 cookies
Ingredients for oatmeal cookie mix:
- 3 cups butter (soft)
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 cups brown sugar
- 8 eggs
- 4 tablespoons vanilla
- 4 tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- 8 cups a/p flour
- 12 cups rolled oats
Cream the butter, eggs and sugars until smooth
Add vanilla, warm water, salt & baking soda
Add flour and mix completely
Add oats gently
To prepare apples:
Peel 10 large apples and dice to thumbnail size.
Place 1/2 lb butter in a large pot and stir, then add 1 cup sugar, stir.
Finally add the juice of 3 lemons combined with 1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoons cinnamon and a teaspoon of salt, simmer for 5 minutes until warmed through.
Remove from the heat, stir in 1 cup of flour and allow to cool.
Separate the oatmeal cookie mix into 2 batches.
On 3 1/2 sheet pans layer the first batch on the bottom of a lightly buttered pan.
Combine the apples (draining the liquid off) with the second batch of cookie dough, mix gently and layer on top of layer #1.
Place the 1/2 sheet pans into a preheated oven at 350°F and bake for 12-15 minutes.
Remove, allow to cool, then slice into bars.
Optional: sprinkle finished sheet pans with cinnamon sugar.