Fruit and Nut Oatmeal Cookies

Cindy Steflik


My husband's favorite cookie is raisin oatmeal, so I've tried a lot of recipes over the years, but recently have been trying to duplicate a recipe of a local apple orchard's raisin oatmeal cookie. I haven't gotten it perfect but it's getting pretty close to theirs! I've taken 3 different recipes and "tweaked" them together to come up with this one. These are also on the healthier side due to no butter and the use of whole wheat flour. Hope you all enjoy!

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20 Min
10 Min


1 c
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c
unsweetened applesauce
1/4 c
plus 2 tbls. canola oil
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3/4 c
whole wheat flour
1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp
2 c
quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked ***
1/3 c
dried cranberries
1/3 c
1/3 c
chopped toasted walnuts
**if using old fashioned oats, add 3 additional tbls. of all purpose flour


1Heat oven to 350F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, egg, applesauce, oil and vanilla on medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add flours, baking soda, spices and salt. Beat on low speed just until well blended. Stir in the oats, fruit and walnuts. Mix well. Dough will be moist. Drop by level measuring tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Do not overbake. Centers will look soft. Cool 1-2 minutes on cookie sheets, then transfer to wire racks. cool completely. Store in tightly covered container, separating layers with waxed paper, up to 2 days. For longer storage, freeze. makes about 4 dozen.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #oatmeal, #cookie, #raisin