Hearty Oatmeal Dried Fruit Cookies

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Hearty Oatmeal Dried Fruit Cookies
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 22, 2023

These oatmeal dried fruit cookies are a colorful and tasty twist on the classic oatmeal cookie. Packed with dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, and apricots, these cookies are chewy, sweet, and absolutely delicious. Perfect for a quick snack or a dessert, these cookies are a crowd pleaser that you can enjoy anytime and anywhere.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until well combined.
  6. Stir in the oats, dried cranberries, raisins, and chopped dried apricots until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  7. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.
  10. Enjoy these delicious oatmeal dried fruit cookies with a glass of milk or as a sweet treat on the go!

Interesting Facts

  • Oats are a great source of fiber and can help lower cholesterol levels.
  • Dried fruits are a nutritious addition to baked goods, providing natural sweetness and a burst of flavor.
  • You can customize these cookies by adding your favorite dried fruits, such as cherries, blueberries, or mangoes.