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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Mary Richards mimim2
24 Hours Ago
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
Tuesday at 8:59 AM
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
Sunday, March 22 at 7:03 PM
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.
Barbara Ennis QZNANA
Saturday, March 21 at 9:55 PM
Weather is cold, snowy and nasty tonight….Mother Nature is not giving up on winter just yet…
I volunteer 3 or 4 days a week….I could do more if I wanted to…sometimes a
double run on some days…morning and afternoon….

Good for you volunteering as well…Its good for us…….Yes, we shall chat again…

Stay warm and safe….:)
Shirley Murtagh Squirelishone
Saturday, March 21 at 3:59 PM
Will keep in touch. How's the weather in Ontario? Snow has all gone now here in the Peg. Not to get too excited though we could still have a snow storm it's happened before. Do you volunteer every day? I volunteer at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada twice a week. It's a lot of fun too.
Talk to you soon