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Spiced Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Spiced Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

These delicious cookies are packed with pecans, dried cranberries and chocolate chips that lend crunch and sweetness. Every bite is packed with flavor! Karie Saxton - South Boardman, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:66 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar blend
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar and sugar blend until well blended. Beat in the applesauce, egg and vanilla (mixture will appear curdled). Combine the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to the butter mixture and mix well. Stir in the cranberries, chocolate chips and pecans.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda sugar blend.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 71 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"I followed the recipe but left out chocolate chips. Very good for my diabetic husband that loves sweets. I used a small cookie scoop and make about 6-dozen."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"These were very good, but I only had enough to make 36 using the tablespoon. I will leave out the mini choc.chips next time. I made some with out them and liked them better."

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"...never met a cookie I didn't like until this one."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"These cookies are scrumptious. I usually don't look for "healthier recipes". I only had 2 1/2 cups of oats so I used that as I am not a big fan of running to the store for a single item. They were still fantastic and my husband raved about them. The only thing that I would do different is make a double batch next time!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"Good cookie, but I agree the oatmeal flavor gets lost. Will cut down on the extras next time."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"Very good low calorie cookie. Next time I might cut the amount of cranberries in half because it is a very chunky cookie and the oatmeal flavor kind of gets lost. My kids love this cookie and it was very easy for them to help me make."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"these are excellent, I used 1/4 c regular sugar"

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