Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

Looking for something reasonably good for you (unlike most cookies), sweet without being overwhelming, delicious but not filled with saturated fats? Try this! I started from a recipe for Scottish oatcakes, and the result is these mildy sweet whole-grain cookies made with fruits, nuts, and tree oils. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix oats, cereal (if used), salt, and baking soda.
  2. Mix in nuts and fruit.
  3. Separately, beat oil& egg yolks until they are blended.
  4. Mix in brown sugar& vanilla.
  5. Pour egg mixture into oat mixture and blend into crumbs.
  6. Add milk.
  7. Stir 3-5 minutes, until the oats soak up most of the milk.
  8. Sprinkle 2T flour over the mixture and stir another minute or two until all milk is absorbed.
  9. Drop in large clumps on lightly-oiled cookie sheets, one dozen per 15"x10" sheet.
  10. Form into 1/4" thick patties.
  11. Bake at 350 deg.
  12. F for 20 minutes or until they begin to brown.
  13. Remove immediately from cookie sheets and let cool.
Most Helpful

These were wonderful! I've been looking for a not-too-weet breakfast cookie, and I think this one is it. I did substitute wheat germ for 1/2 cup of the oats, and next time I might add a bit of cinnamon. My taste-testers at work raved about them.

zelizabeth August 04, 2006

I made these with 3 c oats, 1/2 c dried apricots because I didn't have cherries & 1/2 c walnuts--no pecans--to lower fat content some. Also used skim milk. These came out very nice--I like the fact that they're not overwhelmingly sweet, but if you like sweeter I imagine you could up the amount of sugar.

echo echo August 11, 2005

These we're pretty good even though I omitted the dried fruit. I think I'll experiment with this one. Cheers Rod.

Dug March 28, 2004