Lori Thoman Recipe

Berry Nutty Oatmeal Cookies

By Lori Thoman GimmeFlowers


Recipe Rating:
 21 Ratings
Cooking Method:
Bake

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."

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

Ingredients

3/4 c
sugar
1 1/8 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/4 c
butter, softened (2 1/2 sticks)
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2 large
eggs
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
coconut
3/4 c
dried cranberries
1 c
pecans, in pieces

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Cream together sugars, butter, and eggs.
3
Add vanilla and mix.
4
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon and oats.
5
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
6
Stir in coconut, cranberries and pecans.
7
Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. (Do not overbake!)
8
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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