An oatmeal drop cookie with tangy cranberries added to it. These are great topped with orange icing.

Tammy M Curry
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg, set aside. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in the egg, milk and orange zest. Add dry ingredients, mix until well blended. Then stir in the quick oats, cranberries and nuts.

  • Drop dough by tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, cookies should be lightly browned. Remove to cool on wire racks.

  • In a small bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar, orange zest and vanilla. Stir in the orange juice 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle onto cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; 9.1 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 93 mg sodium. 34.5 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2003
These cookies are wonderful! What an interesting mix of ingredients. They do not flatten out; they are somewhat cake-like in the center but slightly crispy on the edges. My family and I loved them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/21/2008
These were just kind of bland. I followed the recipe exactly and expected more based on all the good reviews. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2003
These cookies are wonderful! What an interesting mix of ingredients. They do not flatten out; they are somewhat cake-like in the center but slightly crispy on the edges. My family and I loved them. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2003
These cookies are wonderful! What an interesting mix of ingredients. They do not flatten out; they are somewhat cake-like in the center but slightly crispy on the edges. My family and I loved them. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
What a great cookie! They came out perfect moist and delicious. I didn't have any nutmeg so I substituted pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon and nutmeg. I also used craisins instead of regular cranberries. The whole family loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2003
Everyone I made this for loved it - I substituted pecans for walnuts and used the dried cranraisins. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/21/2008
These were just kind of bland. I followed the recipe exactly and expected more based on all the good reviews. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2009
Good recipe. I used half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour and added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon rather than 1/2 teaspoon. I also used fresh cranberries I had in the freezer which I thawed drained well and chopped. The cookies did not flatten so I know to flatten them in the future. Oh and I did not make the icing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2011
These are terrific and easy. Wish the recipe made more cookies.. will just have to double it. My husband couldn't quit eating these--- he loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
These turned out great. Everyone who tried them was pleasantly surprised at how good the cranberry and orange combo was. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2005
This was the first time i have made oatmeal cookies from scratch. They were good they were less oatmealish and more cinnamon-ish. I also used the glaze on top and i think it was a nice touch. One of my roommates said "Heaven has entered my mouth in the form of your cookie!" Sounds like a winner! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2008
This one was just ok. It was much more "cakie" then what I want a cookie to be but the over all flavor is pretty good. I did like the orange flavor to it but my boyfriend didn't. At first I didn't make the icing but thought why not. I iced a few of them and the kids (of course) ate those up. Next time I will just stick to my usual cranberry oatmeal cookie. Read More
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