Cran-Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

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This week in our house, we are potty training. Because of that, we can’t leave the house. Not only that, but after 2 days of solid rain, we can’t even play outside. To keep our sanity, we decided to make cookies.

Cran-Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 white cake mix (yellow would work as well)
  • 2 C quick oats
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2/3 C vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C dried cherries
  • 1/4 C dried cranberries

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degress F
  • Whisk together the cake mix, oats and cinnamon
  • Stir in egg whites and oil
  • Add dried fruits
  • Spoon dough by the teaspoon full onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone pad
  • Bake 9-13 minutes
  • Makes 2 1/2 to 3 dozen

While I think these cookies are delicious as they are, we tried 2 variations that I think are also delicious.

We topped the second batch with a glaze. All we did was mix 1/4 C powdered sugar, 2 t milk and 1 t almond extract. Then we used a spoon to drizzle them over the cooled cookies. The glaze made enough to generously glaze 12 cookies.

With the last batch (9 cookies), we added 1/4 C bittersweet chocolate chips.

I think all three are pretty delicious, but my favorites were the glazed ones.

These cookies are great dunked in a hot beverage.

One Response to “Cran-Cherry Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. October 10, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    I have fallen in love with dried cherries – and these cookies sound so yummy! These are going on my list of recipes to try – soon!