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Oatmeal Cranberry Softies

Oatmeal Cranberry Softies
Makes:
3 dozen cookies
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
40
minutes
based on
18 reviews
These Oatmeal Cranberry Softies are cookies that are sure to become your family's favorite. Full of chocolate, oats, cranberries and nuts, they also make great cookies for giving as gifts.

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Ingredients:

  • 20 NESTLÉ CRUNCH Hearts, unwrapped and cut in quarters
  • NESTLÉ Milk Chocolate Hearts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups quick oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt. Beat sugar, butter, milk, egg and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, Nestlé Hearts, cranberries and nuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


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  •  Star(s)

    oatmeal cranberry softies

    Sheila Hamblin from MIDWEST CITY, OK

    These are fantastic with white chocolate chips instead of chocolate. Make sure there's adult supervision to stop you because they are addictive!

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    great flavor

    cece zhu from ALHAMBRA, CA

    I love oatmeal cookies, and this recipe puts a great spin on it. I used chocolate chips instead of the hearts, and it came out perfectly. The cookies were very soft and chewy, and the cranberry plus chocolate flavor was just awesome. My friends didn't like them too much, but my family loved them!

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    Oatmeal Cranberry Softies

    Alice Keeney from STRONGSVILLE, OH

    We love cranberries and this is one great cookie - soft and chewy with lots of flavor.

  •  Star(s)

    WOW...

    Vickie Pfeffer from BATAVIA, NY

    I never would've thought to put chocolate (let alone crunchy) to oatmeal and cranberry - but they were really great.We started eating them before they were cooled all the way.

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    oatmeal cranberry goodness

    Elizabeth Flanders from Phoenix, AZ

    I grew up on cranberries having been brought up in New England, these cookies blend the cranberry and oatmeal perfectly. I made these without the chocolate to make them a little healthier, which also helped to reduce the rich / sweetness a bit, instead lightly drizzled them with a little icing. they were a big hit in our Christmas baskets, both for the taste and appearance

  •  Star(s)

    YUM!

    Beth Anne M. from NEW YORK, NY

    I usually make oatmeal scotchies but wanted to try something different. Not only were these cookies delicious, but the presentation was amazing! My family is already asking when I will bake these again :).

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    oatmeal cranberry softies

    melissa bush from GRAND TERRACE, CA

    I started making these cookies and got to the part to add oatmeal and found a bug in my oats but I finished the recipe anyway but not with my good cranberries and white morsils but with the stocking and tree chips bought earlier this year. I just wanted to try to see if I liked them enough to try them again. I did so much that I finished them bugs and all. yum yum give me some with white morsils and cranberries, hold the bugs

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    Who would have thought?...yum!

    ALI MALLARE from Leawood, KS

    I wouldn't have ever guessed that the nestle Crunch bars would have made such a good combination with the oatmeal and cranberries. My grandfather's favorite type of cookie is an oatmeal cookie, but he does not like cookies that are overly sweet. I made these cookies just to try them out and decided to offer him a taste, and he loved them! the children whom I babysit for love them too. So, they appeal to many people...those who like sweet cookies and those who like cookies that aren't too sweet. These are just perfect cookies for anyone! Thanks for another awesome recipe!

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    Good soft cookie

    paula pierce from versailles, KY

    I would rather have soft cookies and this one ranks with the best.

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    Great gift idea

    Pamela Gilbertson-Rose from Oklahoma City, OK

    Made these soft and chewy goodies for a friend who was ill. Made her day and warmed her on the inside. A fun treat to make for someone who needs a little lift. Wonderful taste!!! :0)

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    Santa will be Very Happy!!

    Jeri Haley from Tenino, WA

    Not only Santa but any one will like these cookies. Chock full of goodies and oh so tasty. They are fun to make and the presentation is very impressive. Great gift!

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    Mrs. Claus' Favorite Oatmeal Cookies

    Kathy Fischer from Rochester, NY

    These are great and easy to make! Made them last night and they are wonderful - nice and soft too! My boss loved them.

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    Excellent

    Crystal Reimann from La Grange, IL

    Best Oatmeal Cookie I have tasted.

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    Great for an added easy eatting dessert

    Claire Shely from Mishawaka, IN

    We all really enjoyed the cookies for Thanksgiving Day. I made them early and froze them. They defrosted perfectly for the day and were oh so good.

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    oatmeal cookies supreme!

    Sandee Nuspl from Palmyra, WI

    These aren't just Mrs. Claus' Favorite Oatmeal cookies! My family don't usually like oatmeal cookies but these sure were a hit.

  •  Star(s)

    Mrs. Claus favorite oatmeal cookies

    Linda Doolittle from akron, OH

    Good cookies new taste for oatmeal cookies .Children do like them.

  •  Star(s)

    Oatmeal cookies

    Esther Dorsett from Greenville, MS

    Oatmeal cookies are delicious as well as nutritious.They are good for children and also the eldery.Oatmeal cookies provide basic nutrition and fill the need of the sweet tooth.It encourages them to drink milk or to eat ice cream with them.With this they receive daily nutrition.The oatmeal cookies support the needs of the body.The elderly receive the same nutritions that the children receive.However the elderly need these same nutritions for different reasons.They need to provide or replace nutrients that are wearing down in their systems.The oatmeal cookies are a good response their conditions.They are also easy to digest.Many foods the elderly people cannot digest successfully because their metabolism is slowing down and they can't eat certain foods.The oatmeal cookies is easy to digest and oatmeal is also good for some other health problems.How lucky can we get? Oatmeal is one good answer for some of our problems.

  •  Star(s)

    Delightful

    Pat LaHote from Cincinnati, OH

    Cranberries add a delightful change from ordinary oatmeal cookies. Easy to make.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/3 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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    Oatmeal Cranberry Softies

    Ingredients

    • 20 NESTLÉ CRUNCH Hearts, unwrapped and cut in quarters
    • NESTLÉ Milk Chocolate Hearts
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 3/4 cups quick oats, uncooked
    • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
    • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

     

    Directions

    PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

    COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt. Beat sugar, butter, milk, egg and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, Nestlé Hearts, cranberries and nuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

    BAKE for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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