Oatmeal Fruit Cookies (Low Fat)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 18 mins

Recently in the mood to make oatmeal cookies and was pleasantly surprised to find a recipe that used reduced fat margarine or butter. Adapted to suit my tastes, this cookie is soft and moist. For a crisper cookie bake at 325 degrees. Just know they won't stay crispy for more than a day, if they last that long.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Prepare cooking sheet with a light coat of cooking spray or parchment paper.
  2. Using a mixer, blend together the margarine/butter, sugar, extract and egg white in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Combine oatmeal, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger. Mix into the wet ingredients.
  4. Stir in by hand the cranberries, raisins and nuts (if using).
  5. Drop mounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 16-18 minutes. Lightly flaten the dough with the back of a spoon.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to rest for 2 minutes. Cookies should be lightly browned on the edges. Transfer to wire racks and allow the cookies to cool.
  7. Serve or store in an air tight container.
Most Helpful

Excellent recipe, although I did alter a few of the ingredients: Used a whole egg, added 3/4 tsp. baking powder, and used sweet butter. Chose not to add cranberries. Outstanding texture and flavor. My husband was (still is) thrilled. Thank you.

marijon January 10, 2009

Yummy cookies. First let me say that I used 1/4 cup of Splenda brown sugar and 1/4 cup of Splenda regular. For me that was almost on the verge of being too sweet with the sweetness from the raisins. I too found the dough to be to dry even though I used 1/4 cup of egg white (equal to a whole egg), I added more egg white- didn't measure- just poured a bit in, I'd say close to another 1/4 cup. I don't have quick oats so used 3/4 cup of old fashioned oats. The nuts were added to mine. The end result is a soft centered wonderful cookie that nobody would even know has been cut in fat and sugar. Kudos toni for a real keeper!

Annacia January 26, 2008

These were really good cookies, and I love the addition of the spices. I didn't have any other fruit so I increased the raisins. Good recipe.

Studentchef October 05, 2007