Oatmeal Dried Fruit Cookies

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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30 m servings 133 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  1. 30 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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...

Most helpful critical review

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!

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...

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 l...

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 wee...

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 frui...

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 q...

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:)

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...

Yummy! Very moist! Used my stand mixer and didn't overmix. Add both dried fruit and chocolate chips. Terrific!

have made these over and over and will continue to make them. everyone loves them

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