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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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  • 33 of 33 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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    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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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 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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  • 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 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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  • These are terrific. Didn't change anything. - 3/24/13

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  • I'm going to bet those who can't find apple butter are looking in the butter section. It is with the jelly. When I was young, apple butter on raisin bread was my treat. - 1/25/13

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  • This is my favorite cookie so far. I subbed whole wheat flour for white, unsweetened applesauce for applebutter, and splenda brown sugar blend for brown sugar. These cookies are the BEST. Thank you!! - 1/2/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will certainly try this recipe as oatmeal cookies are my favorite and I will use rasberries instead of cherries. - 1/2/13

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  • Excellent recipe. Just the right amount of sweet, my toddler and my husband love these nutritious cookies! I thought I did something wrong because the dough didn't stick together like other cookie dough I'm used to, but they cooked beautifully. - 12/13/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    What is "smart balance"?
    Still too much sugar and wheat for me. Not so healthy. - 12/7/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    These sound really good....are they crunchy, chewy ,crisp orsoft? W hat is the texture? I want my home made cookies to be chewy.
    I am also surprised over the amount of people who have never heard of Apple Butter.It is a spread (like jam) made of apples & cinnamon, not really like applesauce at all - 12/7/12

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  • Bad
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    No me gusta mucho, porque utiliza aceite de canola, uno de los más peligrosos, para la salud, seria mejor utilizar, aceite de jirasol, menos pesado, y rico en vitamina K, antioxidantes, yno tiene apenas sabor - 12/7/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Dang it, I can't try it because I can't eat flax seed. drat. - 12/6/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks completely yummy! I can't wait to try it out.

    In re: APPLE BUTTER ---
    this is usually found where the preserves and jams are located, possibly near the peanut butter. It's a brown paste, thicker than preserves but thinner than peanut butter. Most stores I frequent have it. Delicious! - 12/29/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh my goodness - can you eat only 1?
    - 12/27/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    where can I buy apple butter or what is it,also how can I replace it? - 12/15/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    love it! - 12/15/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    looks great! i was just looking for a goood cookies recipe for my sweet tooth, and this looks perfect. I'll have to figure out the apple butter (never heard of that before) and then I'll give this a try. - 12/12/11

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  • sounds great! Will Try - 12/10/11

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  • I liked this recipe because it was flavorful and hearty. - 12/6/11

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  • Got to try these... thank you! - 12/1/11

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  • Good and tasty.... - 12/1/11

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  • Bad
    0 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Any recipe that is not gluten free and contains sugar is doing harm to our bodies. More and more articles are being printed about the dangers of refined sugar...I am surprised to see this recipe coming from a "healthy baking expert". Sorry. - 12/1/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Since dried cranberries already have sugar on them, I will cut back on the other sweetners and use Rapadura instead. Thanks for suggesting flaxseed. - 12/1/11

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  • Bad
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Lots of ingredients - 1/9/11

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  • Very tasty. Couldn't get oat flour, so substituted buckwheat flour. Great for my holiday cookie sweet tooth (I'll still make our traditional cookies for the kids, but these are for me to have a treat! Yum!) - 12/10/10

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  • Absolutely Awesome! Delish...Yummy! - 12/1/10

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  • I made these last year and really didn't like them at all. - 12/1/10

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  • MMMMM - 12/1/10

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  • I didn't have a few of the ingredients so replaced oat flour with regular flour. Didn't have flaxseed so left it out. Didn't have apple butter/sauce so used 1/3 cup heart healthy margarine along with the 3 tbsp. Next time I may use less brown sugar or use 1/2 cup Splenda brown sugar blend. - 12/1/10

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  • This sounds scrumptious...what a lovely and healthier alternative to the usual holiday cookies! The # of servings listed made me laugh though - yeah right! - 12/1/10

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  • will try to use 1/2 a cup of brown sugar 1/2 a cup of brown sugar splenda - 12/1/10

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  • these sound so good, I'm making them now :) - 12/1/10

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If I baked, I think I'd love to make these. I'd probably eat them all too.. LoL Bet Ya Can't Eat Just One!! - 12/1/10

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  • Yum, Yum I can taste them already - 12/1/10

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  • Will try and add one egg, since no amount mentioned. - 12/1/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds so good!!! - 4/2/10

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  • theses ill try - 1/28/10

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  • Where can you find dried berries? Sounds interesting. - 12/29/09

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  • Thanks! These cookies are awesome I will definitely be making them again! - 12/28/09

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  • This sounds delicious and might just get my hubby away from fruitcake, LOL. - 12/16/09

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  • great recipe - 12/14/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds so good. - 12/14/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    that sounds so good - 12/13/09

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can I substitute whole-wheat flour for oat flour (which I have never seen available for sale?) - 12/13/09

    Reply from PHULLER (12/16/09)
    Yes, whole wheat flour will work and give you adequate fiber. ch


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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Recipe sounds great except for the missing ingredient in the list. Do we add an egg white or not? Will try it using the egg white because it sounds like a good tasting cookie & I just bought dried cherries & cranberries. - 12/13/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    in the ingredients there is no mention of eggs, in the instructions egg white is mentioned. So, is it egg or no egg? I would prefer no egg. Also, could one use apple sauce instead of apple butter. If I chose not to add dried fruit or raisins, but instead mixed canned fruit would that be o.k? - 12/13/09

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The directions mention egg whites but the ingredients do not have that item. Does anyone know how many egg whites in the original recipe? I don't use eggs but I have several substitutes I can choose from. I just need to know the quantity of eggs. - 12/13/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great - where do you find the cherry berry blend?
    I have never seen them in the store - 12/13/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OK, am I going blind? I was very excited because I thought I had found a recipe that was egg-less, as my granddaughter is allergic to eggs and nuts. No eggs listed in the ingredients here, but in the directions it mentions egg white, and the first poster mentioned using a whole egg.(?) - 12/13/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great - 12/13/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am baking cookie for gifts today for the holidays, perfect recipe for this! Thank you! - 12/13/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds very yummy! Can't wait to try it! - 12/13/09

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