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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 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 User ID: 6814027 60361
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

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

watermelonmuffin User ID: 6735434 60349
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2013

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

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 57434
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!"

nickheather User ID: 2604153 153952
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

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

WashoeSkyfire User ID: 6403472 129477
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

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

lafleur User ID: 2115534 95110
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"Good cookie, my husband really enjoyed them."

pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 126440
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."

Leitzke User ID: 5471726 206838
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."

elsnana User ID: 4259260 63326
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."

euge1 User ID: 3773156 149334
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"

Shooshoo1st User ID: 2205683 149331
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."

betsybeans User ID: 3121694 63320
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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