Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies make great healthy upgrades! 
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Snacks
Servings: 5 dozen


  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup cranberries, coarsely chopped (freeze first for easy chopping)
  • 1 tbsp range zest, grated


  • Preheat oven to 375oF. In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and oats.
  • In another bowl, beat butter and maple syrup until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated. Mix in vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture to dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in raisins, cranberries, and orange zest.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets; press down with fork.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately transfer to wire racks to cool. Makes 5 dozen.


Recipe adapted from Katherine E. Younker, Complete Canadian Diabetes Cookbook.
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