Lori Thoman Recipe

Berry Nutty Oatmeal Cookies

By Lori Thoman GimmeFlowers

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Lori's Story

This chewy oatmeal cookie, filled with sweet dried cranberries, coconut, and toasted pecans is 'berry nutty' indeed! I love a warm, chewy oatmeal cookie and spent many years trying to find just the right recipe. One day while gathering ingredients from my pantry for a batch of oatmeal cookies, I spied dried cranberries, coconut, and pecans left over from other baking projects and decided to use them up. My daughter named the cookie "Berry Nutty Oatmeal."

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a combo: sweet berries, crunchy nuts and scrummy oatmeal! Love.


3/4 c
1 1/8 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/4 c
butter, softened (2 1/2 sticks)
2 large
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/4 c
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon, ground
2 c
oats, regular
1 c
3/4 c
dried cranberries
1 c
pecans, in pieces

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together sugars, butter, and eggs.
Add vanilla and mix.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon and oats.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
Stir in coconut, cranberries and pecans.
Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. (Do not overbake!)
SUGGESTIONS: Only use REAL butter. Toasting the pecans adds a wonderful flavor but when time is short, I leave out this step and the cookies are still delicious!

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Bob Cooney - Shaklee Distributor firemanbob59
Apr 2, 2014
Good morning and Congratulations in your Blue Ribbon....

Fireman Bob

Cottonwood Heights,Utah
Grace Riley adartist
Dec 26, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Grace Riley adartist
Dec 26, 2012
I made these for Christmas this year and they are delicious! Everyone loved them! The combination of the nuts, coconut and cranberries are a perfect blend. They bake into the perfect size and height for that satisfying "bite into" quality. This is my new "go to cookie".
Janice Kirk jclrkmarie
Jun 25, 2012
Hi, I'm excited to make these cookies. Two questions. How many cookies does this recipe make? Also, should it say drop by tablespoon instead of teaspoon? Thanks!
Ann Edwards georgeandclyde
May 2, 2012
I've made these twice and both times they flattened out like pancakes........the flavor is great......but the dough is really dry..........has anyone else had this "pancake" problem