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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!
    80 of 81 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 18 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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  • 13 of 14 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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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are not good at all. They are hard round lumps with no flavor. Such a waste of ingredients and time. They look nothing like the picture. So dry and hard. - 12/20/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I wonder if people are taking into consideration that whole wheat flour soaks up moisture like a sponge. I am gluten free so I used gluten free flour (sorghum, oat, potato mix) and lowered the oatmeal to 2.5 , added the applesauce suggested, doubled the vanilla, added nutmeg and they were wonderful - 12/4/10

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  • Bad
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I agree, they are pretty dry. I'll try Gemini's tips next time. - 9/5/10

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These were okay but I probably won't make them again. They are a little too dense for me, though tasty! - 4/9/10

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  • Bad
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Too sweet and I was not crazy about them, I would not make them again - 12/26/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made these last night, very quick easy and good! They are almost like little granola bites instead of cookies. I used the whole can of pumpkin on accident but glad I did. - 12/23/08

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Hey ChrisD27, I haven't tried this recipe yet but I often use canned yams (sweet potatoes) or butternut squash subs for pumpkin. Hope this helps you. - 12/4/08

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    These were horrible! - 12/24/07

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful cookies and healthy too. - 12/9/07

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious & healthy. I believe that I may just make this! - 12/5/07

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    They may be low fat but they certainly are not healthy. The dried cranberries are the worst for sugar content. You never seem to use Splenda. Almost all of these receipes are terrible for diabetics. For those reasons I will no longer be using your services. - 12/5/12

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not a fan - added extra 1/2 cup pumpkin, extra t of vanilla and cinnamon and omitted nuts - lacked flavor and were dry when baked for 10 mins and when underbaked. I'd rather go without cookies than eat these. - 10/29/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Dry and bland. - 10/6/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were too dry for my family even after adding the whole can of pumpkin as suggested. I'll try to find another oatmeal recipe that we like better. - 3/11/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Followed GEMINIDREAM's modifications except decreased the oats to 2.5 cups and used real brown sugar. Also added a bit of Almond Extract. Turned out GREAT! These are healthy enough they could be breakfast "cookies" really! - 12/13/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added 1/2 c. applesauce and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg; used only 2/3 c. brown sugar, 1.5 tsp. vanilla, quick-cooking (not instant) oats, and large eggs; then flattened them a bit before baking. Baked only 10 minutes. Will also try raisins, walnuts, add some chocolate chips, and/or use sweet potato. Great! - 12/4/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good ,just added it to my cookbook. - 12/4/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These cookies taste great..fibery and healthy! I'm glad that recipes that do not use a ton of butter exist. I used brown sugar Splenda instead of real sugar, so my version has less calories to boot. - 11/8/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    sound great - 12/24/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I haven't tried it yet, but read the reviews. I wonder if the difference in oatmeal is what is causing the difficulty, and the difference in size of eggs. Those two things could make the difference between delicious and disaster. I want to try them soon! - 12/9/08

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I have some fresh pumpkin on hand in the refrigerator that I cooked down and pureed and I will use that instead of canned pumpkin. Sounds like a yummy recipe to try! - 12/4/08

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I haven't tried these yet, but after reading the comments, I wonder what kind of oats people used: instant, quick or old-fashioned. This would make a difference in the results, but I'm not sure which would be better to use. - 12/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I will make this on the weekend. it seems so tasty. - 12/4/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    will try them as soon as I buy the pumpkin. I hope they
    are not too DRY as suggested by others. annshirley4 - 12/4/08

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm from the UK and have never seen canned pumpkin. Any ideas what I could use instead? - 12/4/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    In spite of the negative reviews, these look great. You certainly can't complain about a cookie having only 64 calories!!! When I make them, I'll have to sub the cranberries & almonds for...? maybe raisins & cashews, since we can't get the former here. - 12/4/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I did not make this yet, but reading the ingredients says 'common sense rule'; will cut back to 2.5 cups of oats, and expect them to be just fine. - 12/25/07

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  • The first cookie I liked that was slimming/diet-y/healthy AND tasty! They were a little dry and I added 4 herseys chips (for my chocalate fix). Hands down better than any store bought packaged cookie.
    Still a little more moistness would make them perfect. - 2/22/14

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  • These are awesome cookies and perfect my eating plan. - 2/16/14

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  • Not sure what I did wrong but my cookies looked nothing like the picture. They were ok but lack the sweetness I like when eating a cookie. I know my husband would not like them. I may be crumbling them up and added them to my yogurt. - 12/10/13

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  • These cookies are awful. We ate a few and tossed the rest out. They were that bad. - 12/7/13

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  • OK, I assume most of the members of Sparkpeople are in the States, but here in Portugal we do NOT have canned pumpkin, so I have no idea what consistency it has. Can anyone tell me? Would I be able to boil up pumpkin to give me what's needed?
    Thanks in anticipation for your help - 12/7/13

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  • GOOD - 12/6/13

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  • These cookies are amazing and so yummy! Thanks to Geminidream for the tips - we live at 6,000 feet and the applesauce made all the difference in making the cookies wonderfully moist :)
    - 12/6/13

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  • They look good but I don't like pumpkin. - 12/5/13

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  • Chewy and sweet. Taste is good. I made them smaller so that 2 cookies were one serving. - 9/29/13

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  • I added a bit more wet ingredients and cut back the dry ingredients after read the other comments. The cookies came out very moist just how I like them. I added 1/2 cup of applesauce and cut the oatmeal to 2 cups instead of 3. I also cut the cranberries and almonds in half. - 9/10/13

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  • Chopped almonds?? I suppose its how nutty you want them

    This figures out to be 2 pts per cookie WW points.
    That's great. - 8/17/13

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  • Looks very yummy and healthy too. Want to try it, but will use reg.flour (don't want to buy a hole sack for one recipe) in it. - 8/17/13

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  • Made just as the recipe said. I like the texture and the taste. Very granola-bar like instead of a cookie. Will make again. - 6/15/13

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  • I found these cookies to be not very sweet, but then I now prefer my cookies this way. I get to enjoy one and not feel guilty. I used raisin instead of cranrasins to add some sweetness. Followed the recipe exactly...I think next time I make them, I will add pumpkin pie spices! - 3/20/13

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  • Using all wheat flour is what makes them so dense and dry. I usually make cookies with some white flour and the rest wheat. I also add a TBl of Ground Flax seed for the health benefit - you can't taste it. I've never tried craisins and almonds (usually use walnuts) so I can't wait to try this. Thanx - 3/9/13

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  • Too dry, didn't look like the picture at all. I was very disappointed in the taste and texture. They might benefit from applesauce. - 2/18/13

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  • Substituted apple sauce for the pumpkin and went a little light on the sugar. Just enough sweetness. Also used 1/2 cup white flour instead of all whole wheat. Very dense, nutty cookie. Will make again. Husband gave it a thumbs up. - 2/17/13

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  • I used a 15 oz. can of pumpkin instead of one cup. They never flattened out- stayed in little balls. They tasted good, not fabulous. - 2/10/13

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  • Did not come out as pictured. Cakey Kind of dry. Did not spread out. - 1/18/13

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  • After reading several reviews, I added almost a whole can (15 oz) of pumpkin and doubled the vanilla. I also flattened my cookies down using wax paper so they would not be so sticky on my fingers. Delicious! I will make these again. - 1/11/13

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  • Really too dry for my taste, I won't make them again. They are OK with yogurt, but not on their own in my opinion. - 12/29/12

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  • I made this recipe to take into the office for the holidays. Everyone loved them! I changed it up a bit by doubling the amount of cinnamon and vanilla, adding 1/4c unsweetened applesauce, and using Splenda brown sugar. I also flattened out the cookies a little before baking. So, so yummy. - 12/20/12

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  • Even with a better oven, I usually ruin easy cookie recipes. This recipe may be fool proof. We had missing ingredients, made several substitutions, but see this is a great basis. If the dough is very dry, unsweetened apples sauce works to moisten. - 12/17/12

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  • Am I doing something wrong? These did not look like the picture- mine looked more like pattys than cookies and tasted horrible. It made a lot too so theres a lot of waste. I added a bunch of syrup peanut butter and granola to convert them to granola bars. - 12/14/12

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  • Sounds good, looks even better....but toget the to look like the picture, I think I`ll have to tweak them a bit. I`m going to try much less oatmeal, add ground flax and chopped apple, pecan instead of almonds and only 1 egg - 12/14/12

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  • dlcius - 12/14/12

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  • It was ok, i had hommade pumpkin and used 1.5 cups, split the flour and added m&m's. Weird texture, but not bad for a treat. - 12/9/12

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  • Yummy! I'm trying applesauce and/or more pumpkin. Pumpkin pie spice. Ummmmm - 12/8/12

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  • I thought these were very good. I would only put 3/4 cup brown sugar next time, as the craisins added sweetness, and 2 tsp of cinnamon! Loved that they were grainey/chunkey. ???? how many should you get out of a batch? - 12/5/12

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  • i'd like to try this one. i just have to get organized to do my holiday baking - 12/5/12

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    Can I make bar cookies from this recipe? - 12/5/12

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  • Unfortunately they are full of wheat and sugar. But they do LOOK yummy! lol - 12/5/12

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  • maybe double cinnamon and vanilla. Try double pumpki and sub Splenda half and half. Maybe substitute walnuts. - 12/5/12

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  • I followed GeminiDream's suggestion of adding 1/4 cup applesauce, and doubling the cinn. and vanilla. I used a fork to flatten.
    My husband asked after first bite "are these healthy?" -
    They have a soft granola bar texture w/all the oatmeal (I used old fashioned, not quick cook). - 12/5/12

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  • So delicious. I didn't change an ingredient. - 12/5/12

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Muy buenas - 12/5/12

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  • Hi can someone please tell me what size is a can of pumpkin. We don't have it in cans here in NZ so would just cook some fresh if I knew how much...thanks in anticipation... - 12/5/12

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  • Very good but mine looke like clusters instead of cookies and they were a little dry so I think that I will use the whole can of pumkin next time - 10/31/12

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  • Used the whole can of pumpkin as suggested. Didn't add almonds. Used 1/2 raisins, 1/2 craisins. Didn't flatten much but still good taste. Nice healthy snack! - 10/26/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Oh my gosh.... I HAVE to try these!!! ;o) - 10/17/12

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  • I used 1 cups oats instead of the 3 because the first time I made them they had a good taste but very dry. Much better the second round but I want to try them with the applesauce suggestion. I think that would do wonders. I also had to flatten them myself. Great flavor though and I love pumpkin. - 10/7/12

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  • Didn't really like them. But, as I made them already, I guess I'll eat them because they are not good to give as a gift :s - 8/18/12

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  • These cookies do not look like the picture. Because they are a healthier cookie without the butter, etc. you will end up with more of an oatmeal bar type of cookie. I added applesauce to help with the dryness and more cinnamon and vanilla for flavor (after tasting the batter). - 5/28/12

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  • bland!! I would try with sweet potatoes to make a little sweeter and add more spices. - 4/5/12

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  • I added a whole tin of pumpkin and baked for 15 minuts and they were fine. I made 24 large ones though! - 3/27/12

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  • Yummy cookies - mine looked nothing like the picture, but they were still good. I used Splenda brown sugar, raisins, and left out the almonds to cut down the calories. - 3/21/12

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  • This was very easy to make and very good. It reminds me of a trail mix bar. - 2/13/12

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