Berry Nutty Oatmeal Cookies

Lori Thoman Recipe

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."

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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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Lexie Marlin Lexie2000
Aug 23, 2015
Love this easy to make cookie. I think I formed mine to be a bit smaller because mine were done in 9-10 minutes. I omitted the coconut and added crushed walnuts and chopped dried cranberries. This goes into my SAVED file for sure.
Mona Greer kentuckylady1717
Apr 20, 2015
Hi Lilly, (4/20/15)
Here are the names of two more stores, it could be one of these...LEHMAN'S , and the other one is VERMONT COUNTRY STORE.... for sure it's one of these three stores that I mentioned.....hope this helps :)
Mona Greer kentuckylady1717
Apr 20, 2015
Lilly, there is a thing you can order from MILES KIMBALL I believe, it is like a stone bear and you put it in your brown sugar and suppose to keep it fresh....I keep saying I am going to order one, but just haven' not 100 % sure that it works....guess we will just have to buy one and try it for ourselves eh ?
If not at Miles Kimball, could be another store, just can't remember the name tho....if I think of it will come back on here and let you know....and I think I have seen something similar to this at BED ,BATH AND BEYOND too......

I usually keep my brown sugar in a mason jar, and it keeps pretty well.....but if you keep it too long it will start to get hard, but I just stick a butter knife in it and break it up......
Lilly Vazquez lmvaz
Apr 20, 2015
I can't wait to try these.
I need help keeping brown sugar from turning into a ROCK!
Please and thank you!
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 can't wait to make them....