A stack of Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.

Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Looking for a great recipe to use up some of those beautiful apples you picked at the orchard? Try these Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. The soft cookies are filled with shredded apples and chewy dried cranberries—perfect with a cup of hot tea.

A stack of Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.
Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are filled with shredded apples and chewy dried cranberries. These soft oatmeal cookies are perfect for cozy fall days paired with a cup of hot tea.

A stack of three Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies surrounded by more cookies and an apple.

This post first appeared on October 7, 2013 as well as on Wayfair.com. I hope you enjoy this favorite from my kitchen!

One look on my friends’ feeds on Facebook and Instagram, and I am reminded of how we are in the thick of apple season. How I long to go for a drive into the country to walk amongst apple trees to pick a pail or two!

This was one of the field trips I loved the most, growing up in New York, whether it was for school or with my family — there was nothing better than pulling on thick sweaters and corduroys, and sipping freshly pressed cider at the orchards, my pails overflowing with crisp, juicy apples. And then the best part after: making something wonderful with the harvest.

Well, time is a little precious this time of year, so the visit to the apple orchard will have to wait. But you know what else it is? Cookie season. This is the start, my friends. Bake sales have started, now that school is in full swing, with homework and tests, and the festivals and fundraisers that go along with them.

And there are special requests from my family. I made these Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies to quench my husband’s recent craving for oatmeal cookies.

If you spent the weekend hunting for apples, whether from the field or the local grocer, I hope you give these a try. Chewy and moist, you’ll just want to curl up on the couch with a plateful. All you’ll need now is a mug of hot cider.

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Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Looking for a great recipe to use up some of those beautiful apples you picked at the orchard? Try these Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. The soft cookies are filled with shredded apples and chewy dried cranberries—a perfect recipe for fall.
A stack of Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.
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5 from 2 votes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 127kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups oats
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded apple
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until light and creamy. Mix in the sugar until creamy (about 2 minutes). Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until well incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the mixing bowl on low speed until just combined. Stir in the oats, apple, and cranberries.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop (or similar), form rounded balls of dough about 2 tablespoons each and place on a parchment paper lined baking tray two inches apart. Extra dough can be frozen for later baking, if you wish. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the cookies are a golden brown. Remove from oven and let the cookies rest for about 1 minute on the tray. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 174IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Diana

    5 stars
    Oh wow….amazing! I just took a batch out of the oven and my house smells wonderful. I added a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the dry ingredients before mixing in. Thank you for giving me a new idea to use up apples.

    Reply
  2. Lisa | Ravishing Hunger

    You just solved my dilemma about what to do with the bag of freshly picked apples sitting in my fridge. These cookies look delicious and represent all that is good about Fall. Hope you are doing well, Liren!

    Reply
    • Liren

      I guess they do! Between the apples and the pumpkins, I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying fall!

      Reply
    • Diana

      5 stars
      Oh wow….amazing! I just took a batch out of the oven and my house smells wonderful. I added a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the dry ingredients before mixing in. Thank you for giving me a new idea to use up apples.

      Reply
  3. Carrian

    These look so good! I wish I had one right now. They would be an acceptable breakfast food, right?

    Reply
  4. Ali

    LOVING this! I’ve definitely been looking for a way to use my apples… perfecT!

    Reply
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