Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set these aside.
In a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Mix well, and set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, add the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Mix until they are light and fluffy.
Add in the eggs, vanilla, and apples. Mix only to combine. Do not overmix!
Next, combine the wet with the dry. If you are using the chopped walnutes, add them here as well. Again, only mixing to combine.
Scoop the cookies into the cinnamon sugar and roll to coat. Then, place the cookies on a baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
Bake for 10-13 minutes. You want the edges to be very lightly browned.
Remove from the oven and let them cool for a minute or 2 on your baking sheet. Then transfer gently to a cooling rack.
They are delicous eaten right away or you can let them cool!
Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!!