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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 90

Enjoy these delicious oatmeal cookies filled with cranberries and walnuts as an any-time baked dessert. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4
cup granulated sugar
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup buttermilk*
2
eggs
2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
3
cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2
cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed**
1
cup chopped walnuts

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheets with shortening. In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add buttermilk and eggs; beat well. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and orange peel; blend well. Add oats; mix well. Fold in cranberries and walnuts.
  • 2
    Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheets. Cool completely.

Expert Tips

  • *To substitute for buttermilk, use 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus milk to make 1/2 cup.
  • **To chop cranberries in food processor, place in processor bowl with metal blade. Cover; process with 10 on-and-off pulses or until all berries are coarsely chopped.
  • Try creamy white chocolate chunks or white vanilla baking chips in place of the walnuts.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • If you love adding fresh or dried cranberries to a hearty bowl of oatmeal in the morning, you’re going to love cranberry oatmeal cookies (we won’t tell if you eat them for breakfast!). With this recipe, you can use fresh or frozen cranberries. If you do use frozen cranberries, make sure they are thawed beforehand so you can easily chop them as the recipe requires. Usually when you bake with frozen fruit, the rules are a little different than if you were to use fresh fruit. In most cases, if you’re using frozen fruit, you should not thaw the fruit before baking, unless your recipe states otherwise. Thawing the fruit creates excess moisture in the recipe, which affects the final result. Another important note to keep in mind is that frozen fruit may require a longer baking time. Love oatmeal cookies, but not a fan of cranberries? Swap in another fruit or nut with one of these other irresistible oatmeal cookie ideas. If you’re a newbie with this whole cookie thing, start here to learn the basics before you start experimenting with substitutions and delicious ingredients!

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