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Cran-Apple Oatmeal Cookies

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
  • Makes
    5-1/2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 125 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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  • JKvigne
    Jan 4, 2014

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

  • watermelonmuffin
    Apr 3, 2013

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

  • VictoriaElaine
    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!

  • nickheather
    Jan 17, 2012

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

  • WashoeSkyfire
    Jan 7, 2012

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

  • ahalbersma
    Oct 17, 2011

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  • lafleur
    Jan 27, 2011

    Good cookie, my husband really enjoyed them.

  • JustineB
    Nov 14, 2010

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  • pinkiepie
    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.

  • Leitzke
    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.