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Cranberry Oatmeal Drops Recipe

Cranberry Oatmeal Drops

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"An oatmeal drop cookie with tangy cranberries added to it. These are great topped with orange icing."

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Original recipe makes 28 cookies Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg, set aside. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in the egg, milk and orange zest. Add dry ingredients, mix until well blended. Then stir in the quick oats, cranberries and nuts.
  3. Drop dough by tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, cookies should be lightly browned. Remove to cool on wire racks.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar, orange zest and vanilla. Stir in the orange juice 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle onto cooled cookies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 11, 2003

These cookies are wonderful! What an interesting mix of ingredients. They do not flatten out; they are somewhat cake-like in the center, but slightly crispy on the edges. My family and I loved them.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 21, 2008

These were just kind of bland. I followed the recipe exactly and expected more based on all the good reviews.


17 Ratings

Dec 22, 2003

What a great cookie! They came out perfect, moist and delicious. I didn't have any nutmeg, so I substituted pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon and nutmeg. I also used craisins instead of regular cranberries. The whole family loved them!

Feb 18, 2003

Everyone I made this for loved it - I substituted pecans for walnuts and used the dried cranraisins.

Mar 19, 2009

Good recipe. I used half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour and added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon rather than 1/2 teaspoon. I also used fresh cranberries I had in the freezer which I thawed, drained well and chopped. The cookies did not flatten so I know to flatten them in the future. Oh and I did not make the icing.

Nov 30, 2009

These turned out great. Everyone who tried them was pleasantly surprised at how good the cranberry and orange combo was.

Aug 18, 2008

This one was just ok. It was much more "cakie" then what I want a cookie to be, but the over all flavor is pretty good. I did like the orange flavor to it but my boyfriend didn't. At first I didn't make the icing, but thought why not. I iced a few of them and the kids (of course) ate those up. Next time I will just stick to my usual cranberry oatmeal cookie.

Dec 07, 2005

This was the first time i have made oatmeal cookies from scratch. They were good, they were less oatmealish and more cinnamon-ish. I also used the glaze on top and i think it was a nice touch. One of my roommates said, "Heaven has entered my mouth in the form of your cookie!" Sounds like a winner!


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  • Calories
  • 227 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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