Recipe By matzahball
Published Feb 27th
Prep 20m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 3 dozen Calories 133.2

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, or other dried fruit

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  2. 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. 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 133.2
  • Carbohydrate 16.4 g
  • Cholesterol 22.1 mg
  • Fat 7 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 1.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.2 g
  • Sodium 148.9 mg
  • Sugar 7.2 g


  1. 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 - Read more ...
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. have made these over and over and will continue to make them. everyone loves them
  4. Yummy! Very moist! Used my stand mixer and didn't overmix. Add both dried fruit and chocolate chips. Terrific!
  5. 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:)
  6. 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 - Read more ...
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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!

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