Autumn Harvest Cookies
An oatmeal-raisin cookie with a twist.
An oatmeal-raisin cookie with a twist.
I've made these twice. The first time I inadvertantly used baking soda instead of baking powder and they were great!!!! 5 stars!! The second time, I corrected the error and used baking powder. The results were not as nice. They weren't as chewy and I found them to be drier, still tasted good, but definitely not 5 stars like the last batch.Read More
Good cookie, but definitely a cookie for an adult pallet. It is somewhat bitter with the cranberries which was good but the cookie itself was not sweet enough for my guests. I myself enjoyed the cookie but was outvoted. If I tried this recipe again I might add more sugar or consider an sweet orange icing to zip it up.Read More
I've made these twice. The first time I inadvertantly used baking soda instead of baking powder and they were great!!!! 5 stars!! The second time, I corrected the error and used baking powder. The results were not as nice. They weren't as chewy and I found them to be drier, still tasted good, but definitely not 5 stars like the last batch.
These cookies were delicious. I added an extra tablespoon or so of brown sugar and used 1 teaspoon of OJ because I didn't have any orange extract. The flavor was good, but a little lacking, so I made an orange glaze (powdered sugar, orange juice, and cinnamon) which added exactly what was missing. They got rave reviews from all of my guests.
Just made these and they are a perfectly wonderful cookie. The spice and orange are subtle and not overwhelming at all. Really great with a cup of tea. I used quick oats instead of rolled oats as it is what I had on hand so I cannot tell you how the cookies are with the rolled oats. I do know that the quick oats performed perfectly in the recipe.
These are so good! Please note this is not a overly sweet cookie. It is nicely spiced, soft and chewy from the oats and craisins (what I used) with a little crunch from the nuts with a slight orange boost. Tastes like Autumn in one little bite. We love them and will prepare them again soon. Thanks for sharing!
These are awesome. Doubled the amount of orange extract, used half a cup of the cranberries and half a cup of raisins. I had to cook these about 12-14 minutes to get the "browned edges" effect, but it could just be my oven. Made them for poker night and they were demolished.
Love. Love. LOVED this! I didn't find this dry in the least. Instead there were lovely, chewy and I adored the flavour. I didn't have any orange extract on hand, so I used 1 Tbsp of orange juice and 1 tsp of orange marmalade to ensure I got the orange flavour. Also, I halved this to test the recipe, hence the scaled down recipe called for 1/4 cup of brown and white sugar each. However, I skipped the white sugar completely and used only 1/4 cup of brown sugar. I ensured that the butter and sugar was beaten very very well before addng in the egg. After which I let it beat for atleast over 2-3 minutes, and then added the extracts (vanilla, OJ, marmalade) , once again beating well. I didn't use the machine to add in the flour / oats / cranberries / walnuts so that the dough wouldn't be over worked. I got 25 lovely cookies from this, although it took me 18 minutes to bake these (and they weren't dry in the least). Oh also, I ran out of pumpkin pie spice, so I used Scotdog's personal recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice called 'Kelly's Pumpkin Pie Spice' which was simply wonderful. (I've reviewed it too). This cookie definitely beats the normal oat and raisin cookies .... a lovely new find and a fast favourite! Thanks ramie7224 for sharing this recipe with us! :D
Delicious! I did not have orange extract so I left that out. I also substituted 1/2 of the butter for pumpkin puree to save some calories and add an extra element of "fall" and they turned out really well.
I'd give these 5 stars for flavor and 4 stars for texture. I agree with other reviewers that they are slightly dry - not in a bad way at all, I just prefer cookies like this to be a bit chewier and 'melt in your mouth'. To compensate I undercooked them, but maybe next time I'll take others' advice and use baking soda. They are really delicious, and I will definitely make them again!
I rated this recipe 5 stars because: 1) its an excellent blend of flavors and textures, and 2) its VERY customizable. I just made it with some alterations, which turned out GREAT and made the recipe even healthier: 1/2 C Splenda instead of white sugar (still used brown sugar) 0.5 C butter, 0.5 C canned pumpkin 1 C all-purpose flour, 0.5 C whole wheat flour 1.5 C rolled oats, 1 C quick oats Baking soda instead of baking powder Added 1.5 Tbsp flaxseed meal Used Craisins instead of plain cranberries After 10-11 min at 350, the cookies turned out thick, moist and chewy, with a very slight Splenda aftertaste (next time I may use Stevia, or less Splenda and some white sugar) but I'm the only one who noticed the Splenda taste. The Craisins are perfect--make sure you get a lot in each cookie!
These cookies were really good! I normally don't like things with orange flavor in them however, I really love these. Next time, we will add some chocolate chips. Will make again!
I've made these cookies several times now. A definite keeper. I don't have orange extract, so I used a fresh orange and squeezed a teaspoon of juice and a teaspoon of grated zest. Gives them a nice subtle orange flavor. I also used a full cup of walnuts. I went with the suggestion to use baking soda rather than powder and they came out deliciously soft and chewy. One time I drizzled them with melted white chocolate and the next time with a powdered sugar/orange juice/cinnamon glaze. Fabulous either way.
These were exactly what I was craving! Very delicious! My roommates and I are enjoying them a lot. I used apple pie spice instead of pumpkin pie spice because that is what I had and they turned out great! I will probably have to make a new batch in a couple days...these are going fast!
This recipe was fantastic! The perfect recipe for a fall treat! I made this for a women's only gathering although my husband and kids loved them also. I had to make a couple changes for dietary reasons. I made them with gluten free flour. I also substituted xylitol for the white sugar, and substitued 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin for 1/2 the butter, then added two more tablespoons of butter. Usually gluten free can be dry but these were very moist. They were a tad bit cake like because of the substitution of the flour. I know that these substitutions can change a lot but I wanted to hopefully help someone who was wondering about making these gluten free and lower glycemic. Go for it-they will not disappoint! These had the perfect sweetness to them and are great with coffee!! I will be making again and again. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!
I have made this cookies a few times now always around this time of year. They are one of our favorite! I made them a bit smaller this time they I usually do and ended up with 3 dozen cookies. Plenty enough to share! Everyone just loved them. They are quite festive looking as well. I’ll be making these again and again.
Good cookie, but definitely a cookie for an adult pallet. It is somewhat bitter with the cranberries which was good but the cookie itself was not sweet enough for my guests. I myself enjoyed the cookie but was outvoted. If I tried this recipe again I might add more sugar or consider an sweet orange icing to zip it up.
Husband who is the cookie expert said this is 5 stars! Followed the recipe exactly except I didn't have orange extract so just doubled the vanilla. Used a little old fashioned oats (all I had) but mostly quick oats. Not super sweet but that works for me!
These didn't spread out at all. I ended up with tiny little round cookies. My husband really loved them, so I will probably make them again. I though that they were a little on the dry side, but tasted good.
These are really good. Its the orange extract that makes them special. Next time I will try whole wheat flour.
These were incredible. I added both baking powder and salt. Also, didn't have the orange called for by the recipe, so added orange juice and followed another reviewer's tip to make a glaze from powdered sugar and orange juice and cinnamon. These embodied the taste of fall. So yummy!
These cookies are delicious! We love them! Made them as is and they were good. Thank you for the recipe!
The orange flavor stands out in this recipe and it was a nice change from the typical oatmeal cookie. Nice flavored cookie, but a little on the dry side.
Delicious little cookie gems! Cooking them for exactly 10 minutes was perfect for me, or even a bit longer. These are a great way to use up dried cranberries without a sugar overload. They're so yummy with a small glass of milk!
Just took out my 1st batch of Autumn Harvest Cookies and they are yummy!! Can't wait to share them with the girls at work. I also used baking soda instead of baking powder. I personally love the hint of orange but I think next time i'll add a little orange zest too just for fun. In the directions it says to use just a teaspoon of dough but I used a tablespoon and it still just took 10 minutes in my oven. I'll be making these all season long!!
Nice hint of orange with the cranberries, pretty good for a non chocolate cookie.
Yum! These are really good! Very sweet, probably from the cranberries, bc in the scheme of things that's not that much sugar in cookies. I made larger cookies so didnt' get a huge amount, but they are packed with flavor and heft from all the ingredients. They spread a bit, but not a lot, so you don't have to worry if you like your cookies not to be flat. Thanks for the recipe!
These were pretty good. A tad dry. I didn't really taste the orange too much so I think next time I'll add a little more. Also, I only used a 1/2 cup cranberries, and then a 1/2 cup raisins.
These were good. We liked the orange flavor. My husband can't eat cranberries because of a medication so I made half with cranberries and half with raisins. I think I like the cranberries better but both were good.
loved this cookie! used baking soda instead and cookie was crisp on the edges and chewy in the middle. didn't have orange extract but used grand marnier instead and it was fine. maybe next time i will use orange zest. chunky, hardy and delicious!
These are very good cookies. I too changed the baking powder to baking soda, just because other reviews said they were dry, and it worked out great. I will make these again, much better than plan oatmeal. I also didn't put in as much orange flavor and put in a little more vanilla.
Great cookies!! I have made a few times. I have added some orange zest one time, it was very good also. My family loves these!
Very good and aromatic!
To ensure adequate sweetness, pack down the half cup of brown sugar.
good cookie, could have been sweeter though. Next time I will put half as much more brown sugar .
Great recipe! Next time I am going to add a little more spice.
These cookies are good but I would be sure to store the extra in an airtight container.
This cookie is simply delicious! I love everything about it- flavor, consistency, level of sweetness, moistness, it's all perfect! I will absolutely be making these again and again.
These were fantastic. I always found oatmeal raisin cookies too sweet but these were perfect. Great autumn cookie.
I made these exactly as written. Delicious! Not overly sweet, but they have a very good flavor. I suggest they need a bit more cooking time, I found 13 minutes was best. Also, while baking, they do not spread out one little bit, so feel free to put them close together on the baking sheet. They're not difficult to make, and I look forward to baking them again. Thank you!
These cookies are good but I would be sure to store the extra in an airtight container.
Let’s get one thing straight: Autumn is the purest most joyous time of year in the American heartland. The colors, smells, and changing landscape signal necessary death to nourish new life. Any recipe claiming to capture the essence of this most magical time MUST be scrutinized with good intention and a critical eye. With that said, I very much enjoyed the subtle flare of this spice blend and rich texture, ramie7224. The aroma coming from my oven as these baked to golden perfection was nearly identical to that of my own Grandma’s marshmallow cinnamon yam autumn dumplings. A treat our home will never forget. RIP grandma Jo.
Better than store bought! Dumped in a bag of ocean spray pro biotic fruit medley blend and walnuts.
Good stuff! I usually substitute raisins for the walnuts since I'm not fond of walnuts. I also put it in a greased 9x13 baking pan & bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until done in the center.
Excellent results! Used slightly thawed fresh frozen cranberries purchased last Thanksgiving (cut in halves) and Orange Zest because I didn't have Orange Extract. I thought the cookies had just the right amount of sweetness (not to sweet) and the cranberries added a slight tart taste. I will use this cookie for xmas gifts as they are very attractive with the red cranberries shining beautifully. This is a keeper in my receipe book.
Made this recipe numerous of times. Comes out perfect every time. Can't beat anything that has cranberries and orange
Made these cookies exactly as stated in the recipe. I had used a similar recipe in the past with much better results. These cookies did not flatten at all and they are extremely dry. The flavor is very good but I can't get past the dryness of the cookie. I will
Didn't add walnuts, used 2 tsp OJ instead of orange extract. The cookies were good (OK). Nobody in the family wants me to make them again though.
These cookies have lots of flavor and didn’t take a lot of time to make. I added a banana just because I had to use it before it went bad. The banana and orange extract seem to complement each other. Now I have a new fall cookie recipe. Thanks.
Excellent, with one important ingredient change: it should be baking SODA, not baking powder. Baking powder gives you a cakey cookie that will rise too much; baking soda will give the cookies the appropriate consistency. I did a light orange glaze as recommended by others, and also added semi-sweet chocolate chips. Fantastic!
Loved these! Used 1/4 cup scoop at 375 degrees for 14 minutes. Crispy edges chewy centers. Next time I might just add a bit more orange extract and “try” using the original baking powder instead of the soda. But all in all a great cookie.
I made bars instead of cookies. Really makes a great breakfast bar but I did full vanilla extract no orange and only 2/3 cup of dried cranberries I soaked in hot water and dried after squeezing out the excess water lightly with a cloth or cheesecloth. I also added 2/3 coconut. I live in a high altitude area so I adjusted dry ingredients appropriately for my area. Baked it in a 11 by 9 pan with no stick spray. Baked it until golden brown.
Recipe was easy to follow and assemble cookies. Taste was great!