Oatmeal Dried Fruit Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Oatmeal Dried Fruit Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Oatmeal Dried Fruit Cookies

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"These are the best oatmeal cookies I've ever had! Very buttery and very hearty. Any dried fruit works well such as cherries, raisins, cranberries, blueberries, or chopped apricots. For a really decadent treat, use chocolate chips and nuts instead of fruit."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the quick oats and dried fruit. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the unprepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 27, 2003

This is a great, healthy recipe! It is difficult to mix, though, because of how few wet ingredients there are. The dough ends up very stiff, and I was mixing with my hands to finish it. They are a big hit with the family!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 16, 2006

very dry!!! the dough is very stiff and dry!! The cookies dont even look like cookies when cooked. I guess it can be used at ice cream topping instead! My family was disappointed!


30 Ratings

Feb 26, 2008

I tried it with dried cherries, chopped; added chocolate chips and some toasted coconut that my husband had left over from muffin baking. Salt and sugar was balanced well but I'd use a little less nutmeg because its a strong spice. The mix wasn't dry at all, I think the other reviews must not have put the right amount of butter or they didn't gradually at dry ingredients because I found it very creamy. Will definatley try again and add nuts.

Jul 27, 2007

I made these for Easter, and instead of using dried fruit, I used Jordan almonds from my local candy shoppe, which are almonds with pastel colored candy coatings. Also, I just made them last week with dried strawberries, white chocolate chips, and strawberry extract instead of the vanilla. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

Nov 23, 2005

These cookies came out moist and tasty. I used butter and margarine combined. I only needed to bake them for 8 minutes on convection 350' (375' standard). I used a variety of diced, dried fruit. Next time I will add nuts for crunch.

May 16, 2011

This is the best oatmeal cookie I've ever eaten - no contest! I used a dried berry mix (cherries, blueberries & raspberries) for the fruit, and was generous with the spices. Otherwise, exact quantities. I did not find the batter dry at all - I used a Kenmore stand mixer and was careful to add everything in slowly and mixed extensively. The butter was softened too, which may be the key. These cookies, fresh out of the oven, are unbelievably good - just the right amount of salt, chewy but not gluey, melt in your mouth. The only real change was that mine had to bake for an extra 5 minutes or so (15 total), but keep a close eye - these would not be nice over-done!

Feb 10, 2010

Great Recipe! Reading the review complaints about dough being dry and hard to handle, you must have done something wrong, this recipe is perfect, try them again and put on your glasses:)

Feb 02, 2011

Oh boy! These are great! Bursting with flavor, chewey & yum! I doubled the recipie and ran out of butter so used 1C butter & 1 1/2 C butter flavor shortening. Added cranberries & walnuts and just realized that I forgot the vanilla! Still! they were great! Don't listen to the dry reviews below, don't know what they'er talking about! Will absoulutly be making these again!!


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  • Calories
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

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

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