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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 64.3
  • Total Fat: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.4 mg
  • Sodium: 76.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g

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Cranberry-Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Submitted by: CMWELLS83
Cranberry-Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Introduction

Pumpkin is subbed for butter in this lowfat treat! Cranberries and almonds add flavor and nutrition! Pumpkin is subbed for butter in this lowfat treat! Cranberries and almonds add flavor and nutrition!
Number of Servings: 48

Ingredients

    1 cup canned pumpkin
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 eggs
    1tsp vanilla
    1.5 cups whole wheat flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp cinnamon
    .5 tsp salt
    3 cups oatmeal
    1 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
    .5 cup almonds

Directions

-Heat oven to 350 degrees
-Beat together pumpkin and sugar
-Add eggs and vanilla, beat well
-Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon salt ; mix
-Stir in oats, craisins and almonds
-Drop rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet
-Bake 10-12 mins.
-Let cool one minute
Enjoy.






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  • Incredible!
    86 of 87 people found this review helpful
    Made these before reading reviews. I added 1/4 cup applesauce, doubled the cinn. and vanilla, subbed Splenda brown sugar, flattened the cookies with fingers before baking and used half the nuts. Chewy, yummy, less calories and yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe. - 3/8/08

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  • O.K.
    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I wonder if it would help to add more pumpkin than the recipe calls for in order to make them less tough and dry. I'll try it and let you know...........
    I made them and I thought they were okay. Mine didn't flatten either but I do think it helped to add 1/2 c more pumpkin. - 12/16/07

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I used this as a part of my Christmas Presents to everyone. It has a great taste & it's very light. =D I had great ratings all around! - 12/26/08

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  • Very Good
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    They were very good! For the small amount of calories you get a cookie that actually satisfies you with just one! My husband loved these as well and he is a "cookie snob"....My grandkids will enjoy these because they like granola bars, can't wait to take some to them. Thank you! - 12/14/09

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  • 14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful. Did minor changes. Used 1c whole w four + 1/2 c white flour...used 1 1/2 t vanilla Added 1/2 t nutmeg Will be making these again! - 12/16/07

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I followed all of GEMNIDREAM's suggestions & these were fantastic! I used medium sized eggs and Irish steel cut oatmeal, just because that's what was on hand . Mind you, these are not wimpy little oatmeal cookies - they're hardy & very flavorful!!Thanks for a great recipe ; - 12/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    ALL my favorite elements in one cookie. I lowered the glycemic index a bit by using half brown sugar and half no cal brown sugar. Could use Splenda brown sugar blend too. I used a full cup of almonds. It was AWEsome - 12/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    My daughter made these and they turned out SUPER!! She wasn't keen on trying them because of the pumpkin, but she was a good sport and ended up LOVING them. They have a great flavor. We weren't sure what to look for for fully cooked, but I think being a bit under cooked worked out well!!! - 12/27/07

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  • Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    These are pretty tasty - kind of like granola cookies! :-) I like them. - 12/7/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I don't know about the other ratings, but I thought these were great. If you aren't a fan of oatmeal, then these might not be for you. I thought they had great flavor! I think next time I may add some raisins... - 2/10/08

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  • Bad
    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
    The cookie was extremely dry and had no flavor. It didn't turn out at all like the picture. Perhaps using some pumpkin spices and more moisture would have helped. - 12/4/11

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  • O.K.
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    These are very dry. Maybe using large eggs and a small amount of oil or soft margarine would help. - 12/5/08

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made them and like them, as do my daughter and all the kids I watch. I had to flatten the cookies after the first batch didn't spread. Also, I would consider these more like a homemade granola bar rather than a cookie because of the consistency. It's a good healthy snack though - 12/12/08

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  • 5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to give these a try. Having made muffins with oatmeal and whole wheat flour that came out nice and moist, I'm thinking that I may sub applesauce for most of the brown sugar for a moister cookie. Also, I'll leave out the almonds. Hubby won't eat cookies with nuts in them. - 12/4/08

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  • 5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Noone likes them at all. Had to throw them out. - 12/20/07

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  • Bad
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These cookies were VERY dry and hardly edible. For some reason you could hardly chew them. They might be ok in EXTREMELY small portions with a cup of hot tea, but chewing rubber would be the same. - 12/15/07

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This just didn't turn out. They really never turned into cookie form. Just globs of all the ingredients. They didn't taste bad, just bland. I tried turning it into a kind of crisp, throwing all the ingredients into a bowl, adding some apples, brown sugar and cinamon, but it still wasn't great. - 12/15/07

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    VERY tasty and healthy! As another user said, they didn't flatten for me either, but I that's probably due to to no butter or oil. It sure doesn't affect the taste! Hubby and I will be fighting over them. We didn't have quite enough craisins so he put in a bit of a dried berry mix we had on hand. - 12/10/07

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I really liked these - as did friends that I shared them with. They took a bit longer to bake than stated & needed smooshing. Next time I'll replace 1/2 the WW flour w/ soy & almond flour & add a bit of silken tofu to up protein. I used splenda brown sugar baking blend & egg substitute-worked well. - 12/16/08

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very easy and quick to make. I found them quit heavy perhaps adding more liquid or a little water. - 9/28/08

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    the one or two people who said this recipe was great are crazy - this recipe as it stands is not tasty, does not turn into edible flat cookies - doesn't seem to cook right at all - after much adding of more sugar, butter, baking powder and a bit of self rising flour it was still barely edible - 12/21/07

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make. I baked mine longer than suggested by about 5 minutes. Did not flatten and were VERY oaty. But the taste overall was fine. - 12/10/07

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  • O.K.
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Ok, probably good with coffee. Pretty dry... - 12/10/07

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful




    I thought it was a very good receipe with the pumpkin sub in place of butter. I'm gonna try another variation of it and I'll let you know how it comes out. Thanx. - 12/12/07

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  • Bad
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I followed the recipe exactly and these didn't turn out at all. They didn't flatten, jjust stayed in balls. I tried eating one anyway - I don't reccommend it! - 12/7/07

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