Cranberry-Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry-Almond Oatmeal Cookies

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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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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!
    98 of 99 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.
    20 of 21 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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  • 19 of 20 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!
    18 of 19 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
    17 of 17 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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  • Incredible!
    13 of 14 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!
    12 of 14 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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  • Good
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    These are pretty tasty - kind of like granola cookies! :-) I like them. - 12/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 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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  • Very Good
    9 of 10 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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  • Good
    8 of 8 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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  • O.K.
    8 of 8 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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  • 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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  • 6 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Noone likes them at all. Had to throw them out. - 12/20/07

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  • Bad
    6 of 9 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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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 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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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 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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  • 5 of 8 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 5 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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  • 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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  • Good
    5 of 5 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.
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Ok, probably good with coffee. Pretty dry... - 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 9 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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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Please use fractions instead of decimals. If you must use decimals, please put a zero before the decimal so we know there's no missing number. Examples from this recipe: .5 tsp salt and .5 cup almond. Please use "0.5 tsp" and "0.5 cup". - 11/7/14

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Bad
    3 of 3 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
    3 of 3 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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  • 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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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Used 1/2 all purpose & 1/2 whole wheat flour as it's all I had on hand. Cookies turned out great and taste amazing! - 11/9/16

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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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  • 2 of 3 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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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 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
    2 of 2 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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  • Bad
    2 of 3 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 3 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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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 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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  • 2 of 5 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 5 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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  • 2 of 5 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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  • 2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    These were horrible! - 12/24/07

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful cookies and healthy too. - 12/9/07

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious & healthy. I believe that I may just make this! - 12/5/07

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What a disappointment these were. I wish I had read the other reviews and added more pumpkin because these were very dry and they didn't flatten out either. Perhaps I'll try again another time. - 1/27/15

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are delicious. Just what I need for a low-cal pick-me-up after exercise. I recommend it highly. - 12/30/14

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Did not come out as pictured. Cakey Kind of dry. Did not spread out. - 1/18/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • 1 of 4 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 2 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 2 people found this review helpful
    Dry and bland. - 10/6/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 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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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good ,just added it to my cookbook. - 12/4/10

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    sound great - 12/24/08

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  • 1 of 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 5 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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  • These are yummy made with almond and coconut flour instead of wheat flour, as well. - 11/11/17

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  • This recipe is great. - 11/9/17

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  • yummy - 11/7/17

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  • A friend made these and gave me the recipe. I make them through the holidays - 11/7/17

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  • We enjoy the oatmeal cookies. They do seem a little dense and could use a little more moisture. - 11/7/17

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  • These look good and I will try them using some of the modifications. - 11/7/17

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  • These are so very good. Everyone loved them. - 11/7/17

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  • Would like to try these. - 11/7/17

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  • Great recipe, I really liked them. - 11/7/17

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  • THESE ARE SO GOOD. I FOLLOWED GEMINI'S DIRECTIONS BELOW,ADDED 1/4 C. APPLESAUCE LESS NUTS AND USED BR. SUGAR SPLENDA. - 11/7/17

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  • Awesome cookies! Healthy, too. - 11/7/17

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  • Delicious! I love recipes that I can play with and this one is fun! - 11/7/17

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  • good - 11/7/17

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  • great! - 11/7/17

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  • Very good! - 11/7/17

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  • These are great and I would make them again. - 11/7/17

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  • Pretty healthy but not my kind of taste - 11/7/17

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  • Delicious! This is my favorite cookie ! - 11/7/17

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  • Love this cranberry almond oatmeal cookie recipe! Delicious!! - 11/7/17

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  • Thank you for sharing the recipe loved the texture. Pumpkin adds to the flavor - 11/7/17

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  • I love these - 11/7/17

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  • My grandkids enjoyed them, but I have to avoid all cookies. - 11/7/17

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  • Very appropriate for the season! - 11/7/17

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  • These look good! - 11/7/17

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  • Great sounding flavor combinations - 11/7/17

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  • interesting I like it - 11/7/17

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  • Mmmmmm - 11/7/17

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  • awesome cookies - 11/7/17

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  • Great cookie - 11/7/17

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  • yummy - 11/7/17

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  • Delicious - 11/7/17

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  • I love these! Very good. - 11/7/17

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  • great recipe - 10/20/17

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  • Looks amazingly delicious! - 8/18/17

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  • wish I saw the different ways people added will have to try again - 7/9/17

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  • These cranberry almond oatmeal cookies are delicious. I didn't change a thing! - 6/10/17

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