Cranberry Orange Oat Cookies Recipe -
Cranberry Orange Oat Cookies Recipe
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Cranberry Orange Oat Cookies

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"Orange flavored oatmeal cookies are made moist with applesauce and tangy with cranberries."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in the applesauce, eggs, orange juice and orange zest one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; gradually stir into the orange mixture. Fold in oats and cranberries. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  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
Apr 27, 2008

I have made these cookies a few times. The first time I made them with the fresh cranberries and it was a lot of work and the cookie did not have the sweetness I was hoping for. The second time I made these cookies I substituted orange flavored Craisins (sweetened dried cranberries) for the fresh cranberries. After I did that I got rave reviews on the cookies. They are now my mother-in-law’s favorite cookie. After the cranberry change I would give this cookie recipe 5 stars.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 28, 2010

I will not make these cookies again. I use fresh cranberries and they did not taste good and the glaze was not good. I did follow the recipe to the tee.

Dec 13, 2008

Excellent cookies, full of flavor and original! I changed a few things though: I wanted a stronger orange taste, so I doubled the orange juice (and adjusted the amount of flour accordingly) and quadrupled the orange zest. I used fresh cranberries that I half-mashed, but used a bit less than a cup. I also added extra nutmeg and some clove. I baked the cookies a bit longer (about 10-12 minutes) and they came out chewy but not limp. Thank you for this recipe!

Dec 06, 2010

Cookies were soft and yummy! Variations i made : added a half a cup of wheat bran, used dried sweetened cranberries, an extra 1/4 cup of oatmeal, a dash of salt and 3/4 of a teaspoon baking powder. Cookies weren't very sweet, could probably use a little more sugar, but were very delicious. Made an orange frosting with 2 tbsp. orange juice, 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp. give or take of orange zest. This frosting gave them the sweetness I was looking for. Thanks for the awesome recipe. And i did cook them about a minute longer

Dec 12, 2008

I would add some extra cranberries, but the cookies were good. The better bites were the ones full of cranberries.

Jan 31, 2007

These cookies were very moist and I loved the cranberries in them. I'm not huge on citrus but the girls at work absolutly loved them.

Dec 23, 2010

Absolutely AMAZING!!! I gave them away to my neighbors and even to a girl I'm interested in dating. I watched her eat some and keep going back for more. They are that good!

Dec 23, 2010

These are one of my favorite cookies! Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 star


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  • Calories
  • 98 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 59 mg
  • 2%

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

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