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Cran-Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Cran-Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

The original recipe for these delightful cookies called for raisins. Since we aren’t raisin fans, I added dried cranberries instead. The results? Incredible! –Theresa Smith of Rome, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:33 servings


  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the oats, cranberries, apple and walnuts.
  • 2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 125 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Cran-Apple Oatmeal Cookies

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"Very yummy! I used raisins instead of the dried cranberries and regular butter and everyone loved them!"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2013

"Mine tasted a little like the apple cinnamon instant oatmeal. I really enjoyed them. :)"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"I used regular butter and old fashioned oats instead of quick oats. I like old fashioned better for baking. I also added chocolate chips. Very nice taste - turned out chewy, just the way I like them. A great fall recipe!"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"These were amazing! I used regular butter, added some raisins and mini chocolate chips. Very chewy, too."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Great recipe, I of course had to omit the nuts and add chocolate chips .... but that's just me ...."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"Good cookie, my husband really enjoyed them."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"I just made these and they turned out great I used a med-melon scoop and it made at least 10 more than it said I also used raises instead of cranberry's. My family loved them!!! I plan on giving these out for Christmas."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"2nd best Oatmeal cookie I have ever made. I make per the recipe with one change, I used pecans. My husband ate 5 of them and insisted I send some to our two army kids. LOL, who did he think I was baking them for. Truely great recipe, cant wait to try it again with some different fruit combos."

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"My family loves oatmeal cookies & I wanted a cookie to serve to B&B guests with hot apple cider when they arrived on a cool autumn day, so I tried this one. It is one of the best cookies recipes I have every tried! Our guests said that they were the best oatmeal cookies they had ever had & asked for the recipe! I especialy like the apples & cranberries together. I didn't have any reduced fat butter, so I used about 1/2 reg butter (all I had) & the rest non hydrogenated soft margerine.Because my husband watches his cholesterol, I used 1/4c egg subtitute instead of the egg & skim milk. I also cooked them in a convection oven at 350 for 12min & they turned out great! It made 51 cookies."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"liked recipe changed it a bit i subbed apple sauce for 1/2 c of apple sauce, added flax seed in place of some of the white flour and replaced half the white flour with whole wheat and added lots of blueberries and cranberries and walnuts"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2009

"Very good, I like to substitute dried cherries which are real good too. They give it a little different tanggy taste."

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2008

"This recipe is delicious! I was out of craisins, so we used traditional raisins and the batter is very yummy! Will add more walnuts next time."

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