Oatmeal Fruit Cookies (Low Fat)

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by justcallmetoni

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.

Top Review by marijon

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.

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.

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