Dried Fruit and Oats Cookies

Dried Fruit and Oats Cookies

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: Makes about 4 dozen cookies

This cookie recipe makes a dense and chewy cookie that is extremely enjoyable for breakfast accompanied by a hot cup of coffee or Earl Gray tea.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried fruit, chopped


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift the vanilla, flour, salt, soda and cinnamon into a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter with the light and dark sugars until mixture is light and fluffy, and then beat in the eggs until well blended.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture by beating on low until combined, and then fold in the oats and the dried fruit using a large spoon.
  5. Drop scoops of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing each about 2-inches apart, and then place in the oven for 10 minutes until golden.
  6. Remove the cookies and let stand for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.


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