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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 40
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 76.5
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.1 mg
  • Sodium: 33.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g

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Cherry Berry Oatmeal Cookies

Submitted by: PHULLER
Cherry Berry Oatmeal Cookies

Introduction

These cookies get a boost of nutrition from dried cherries, blueberries and cranberries. These cookies get a boost of nutrition from dried cherries, blueberries and cranberries.
Number of Servings: 40

Ingredients

    2 1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
    1/2 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 cup oat flour
    1 egg white
    2 Tbsp flaxseed, ground
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/8 tsp allspice
    1 tsp cinnamon
    3 Tbsp smart balance margarine 50/50 blend solid bars
    2 Tbsp canola oil
    1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
    1/3 cup apple butter
    2 tsp vanilla
    3/4 cup cherry-berry blend (dried cherries, dried blueberries and dried cranberries)

Tips

Oatmeal cookies are a great way to increase fiber and add bulk to your diet while enjoying something sweet.
The acid in the berries replaces the usual sweetness of raisins and also helps to soften the oat flour. Each cookie offers 1 1/2 grams of fiber and very little saturated fat. If you choose to use unsalted butter instead of the smart balance margarine, you would want to add 1/4 t kosher or sea salt to the recipe.

This recipe was created by Patricia Huller C.C.E., M.Ed., a culinary instructor and healthy baking expert from Cincinnati State's Midwest Culinary Institute, especially for SparkRecipes.


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Stir together the oats, flours, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice and ground flaxseed. In a separate bowl, use a wooden spoon and cream together the smart balance margarine and oil until well blended. Add the brown sugar and mix until fluffy; this will take 3-4 minutes. Add the egg white, apple butter, vanilla and the berry blend. Add the dry ingredients until a dough forms. You may refrigerate the dough at this point for up to 24 hours.

Drop the cookie dough onto baking sheet either lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet liner. Each cookie should be about 2 tablespoons of dough. Moisten your hands with water and lightly shape the dough into a 2 inch round.

Bake the cookies 7 minutes. If you are baking 2 trays of cookies, switch the position and rotate the pans so that the cookies will bake evenly. Then bake until they are lightly brown about another 7-9 minutes. (Bake 14-16 minutes total.) Remove from pans carefully and let cool on a rack. Store in am airtight container.

Yield: 40 2 inch cookies






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  • 32 of 32 people found this review helpful
    Oat flour can be made by simply grinding up regular old-fashioned oats in the blender or food processor. One half cup rolled oats equals one half cup oat flour. - 2/7/12

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  • 12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Wow! What a Great recipe! I use whole wheat only, the whole egg and real butter, but This Recipe tops them all, thanks! - 12/13/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    To answer a couple of previous ?'s ..I would assume it is 1 egg white. applesauce could be replaced for the apple butter.(apple butter is usually thicker than applesauce) & use whole wheat flour to replace the oat flour. I intend on using wheat germ inplace of the ground flax. a healthy cookie. yum - 12/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I didn't use the egg white and they turned out just fine. - 12/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is my husband's favorite cookie! He loves the taste and that they are healthier than most cookies. I have substituted applesauce for the apple butter, and I use old fashioned oats for a heartier texture. - 12/7/12

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I found it was hard to find apple butter so I made my own out of apple sauce, which wasn't too bad.
    I found the cookie quit heavy althought it did have a nice taste, it wouldn't be a regular cookie I would make. - 12/16/09

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I've been looking for a this recipe for a long time. Thanks. - 12/13/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    These really are good cookies--had to freeze a lot of them to keep me from eating to many- - 12/1/11

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It would be a great recipe for more than one occassion, Christmas, and cherry cookies would be great for Patriotic holidays because of George Washington. Thank You! - 12/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    DH loves cherries and needs fiber. Thanks. A lot.
    I have soy flour on hand today. Wonder if I could sub for oat flour? - 12/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Yum! - 12/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 1/10/13

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Note: One cup of APPLESAUCEcan be subbed for canola oil and it doe not spoil taste! I used what I had on hand~wheat germ instead of flaxseed,old-fashioned oats instead of rolled, and only dried cranberries,and they taste GREAT!! Even my hubby liked them & he doesn't like cranberries! - 12/30/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds very like a recipe I used to make and have been looking for! But too many "non-standard" adds, like oat flour, apple butter, flax seeds.
    I'll give it a go, with whatever substitutes I can find. Whether they'll work....... - 12/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have been making this recipe for a couple of years now and still love it. Thank You. - 12/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the great recipe! This cookie is my favorite. SP comes through again! - 12/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I used Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Stick Margarine because that's what I had on hand; otherwise I followed the recipe. - 3/24/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My 16 yr old DD made the recipe for me. Only made about 24 total, not 40. We subbed wheat germ for flax, apple sauce for apple butter. Perhaps should have used more apple sauce, the balls never flattened. the second batch, I smashed slightly, still didn't flatten. Wonderful taste! - 12/26/11

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds yummy! I will try it sometime, with gluten- free flour, and without the cranberries-- too acidic for me. I might use NSA applesauce instead of the apple butter. Just as a note, most dried cherries & blueberries have sugar added to them. - 12/13/09

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy. - 12/13/09

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  • Think I will past this one. - 12/7/13

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  • Tasty but not awesome.
    - 12/7/13

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  • This sounds delish! I wish I would have seen this recipe before I made Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies tonight. I'll have to try this next time I reward myself with a sweet treat. Thanks for sharing this! - 4/4/13

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  • This is going to be a must try for me. I can substitute where necessary to keep it to what I would prefer for my sweet tooth. - 4/4/13

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  • Cannot wait to make these !! - 4/4/13

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