Lori Thoman Recipe

Berry Nutty Oatmeal Cookies

By Lori Thoman GimmeFlowers


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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Mona Greer kentuckylady1717
Mar 31, 2015
Wow, I need to get busy and make these....and I would use walnuts too, I love walnuts in any cookie....now can't wait to make them....
Cheryl Watkins parothed67
Mar 31, 2015
I absolutely love these! I was out of cocoanut so I made them without but they're still very good. This will go down as one of my favorite cookie recipes.
Mary Richards mimim2
Mar 29, 2015
Great cookies! I had to use walnuts as I am out of pecans and cut the recipe in half because I did not have enough butter for full recipe. My 7 year old grandson helped and I tried to teach him a little math in the amounts of ingredients.
RC :) rcrc
Mar 24, 2015
Lori, I know you don't need more reviews with a blue ribbon winning recipe, but these really are excellent cookies! The base is a great recipe for experimenting --I added some golden raisins and chocolate chips to the batch I made this weekend. All to rave reviews! :) Glad it was highlighted again as a recipe of the day! Ruth
Pat Ware police1957
Mar 22, 2015
I made these today and my husband said they're the best cookie I've ever made. He couldn't stop eating them. lol It makes a lot so I am taking some to my co-workers tomorrow. They are definitely a winner.