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Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Mix

Who wouldn't want to find a jar of this simply delicious cookie mix, loaded with cranberries, walnuts and shredded wheat, under their tree as a gift? Be sure to include a list of added ingredients and instructions for quick baking. Yum! —Sarah Wilson, Republic, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Wheat, crushed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. In a 1-qt. glass container, layer the flour mixture, sugar, brown sugar, oats, walnuts, cereal and cranberries. Cover and store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 1 batch (about 4 cups total).
  • To prepare cookies: In a large bowl, beat the butter, egg, water and vanilla until blended. Add cookie mix and mix well.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 89 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
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  • cas64152
    Dec 21, 2014

    Followed recipe exactly and they were fine! I would like a replacement for the 1/2 c of shredded wheat as well, instead of having to buy a whole box of cereal I'll never eat. Other than that, 4 stars! Crunchy & delicious with the cranberries! I would have given it 5, but I could still taste the shredded wheat in the cookie.

  • Cookmona
    Mar 23, 2013

    cookies taste great, so delicious! but i did change the recipe.I used margarine instead of butter which is all veggetable, i used prob. too much vanilla or something and didnt add any shreded wheat as i coudnt find it, so i added 1/2 cup oats, as a result the mix was too soft to handle. I added one cup flour and refrigeretad a little so i worked it by hand making flat and delicious cookies. This cookies are just perfect sweet and soft inside and everyone in the family loved them!

  • Cookmona
    Mar 23, 2013

    cookies taste great, so delicious! but i did change the recipe.I used margarine instead of butter which is all veggetable, i used prob. too much vanilla or something and didnt add any shreded wheat as i coudnt find it, so i added 1/2 cup oats, as a result the mix was too soft to handle. I added one cup flour and refrigeretad a little so i worked it by hand making flat and delicious cookies. This cookies are just perfect sweet and soft inside and everyone in the family loved them! Thanks!

  • f00d3
    Jan 18, 2013

    I needed door prizes for a meeting and remembered seeing this recipe. The cookies are excellent! The only change I made was decreasing the walnuts to 1/2 cup so all the ingredients would fit in my jars. Would also suggest rolling the dough into a ball with hands and then flattening slightly. The cookies stayed together better. Thanks for the recipe, and I will for sure be using it again!

  • purseplayer33
    Dec 28, 2011

    No comment left

  • Margie18
    Dec 10, 2011

    Can anything be substituted for the shredded wheat? I can only find the frosted kind in my neighborhood.

  • Lauren87
    Apr 27, 2011

    No comment left

  • jamiefish
    Dec 8, 2010

    I made this for my son's Preschool teachers last year. Within the week I was getting rave reviews on how good it was; wish I would've made a jar for myself!!

  • mcconau
    Dec 14, 2009

    I added angel flake coconut to mine. They were delicious. I liked them so well I gave jars of the mix to several friends for Christmas . Joyce

  • mcconau
    Dec 13, 2009

    Great cookie. I added 1/4 cup angel flake coconut. Everyone raved about it.