Oat, Fruit and Nut Cookies


Get a little extra crunch from these totally fab cookies. They're boosted with healthful ingredients and taste even better!

Oat Fruit Nut Cookies
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Stand Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
36 mins
3 dozen cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1 ¼ cup dried mixed fruit bits, snipping any large pieces; dried cranberries or cherries; raisins; or snipped dried apricots

  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts, peanuts, pecans, or almonds


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat on medium speed until combined, scraping the sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.

  2. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Stir in oats, mixed fruit bits, and nuts.

  3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet.

  4. Bake in a 350° degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cookies stand on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

95 Calories
5g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Protein 2g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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