Orange flavored oatmeal cookies are made moist with applesauce and tangy with cranberries.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in the applesauce, eggs, orange juice and orange zest one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; gradually stir into the orange mixture. Fold in oats and cranberries. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 15.9g 5% DV; fat 3.2g 5% DV; cholesterol 17.1mg 6% DV; sodium 58.7mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2008
I have made these cookies a few times. The first time I made them with the fresh cranberries and it was a lot of work and the cookie did not have the sweetness I was hoping for. The second time I made these cookies I substituted orange flavored Craisins (sweetened dried cranberries) for the fresh cranberries. After I did that I got rave reviews on the cookies. They are now my mother-in-law’s favorite cookie. After the cranberry change I would give this cookie recipe 5 stars. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/28/2010
I will not make these cookies again. I use fresh cranberries and they did not taste good and the glaze was not good. I did follow the recipe to the tee. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2008
I have made these cookies a few times. The first time I made them with the fresh cranberries and it was a lot of work and the cookie did not have the sweetness I was hoping for. The second time I made these cookies I substituted orange flavored Craisins (sweetened dried cranberries) for the fresh cranberries. After I did that I got rave reviews on the cookies. They are now my mother-in-law’s favorite cookie. After the cranberry change I would give this cookie recipe 5 stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2008
Excellent cookies full of flavor and original! I changed a few things though: I wanted a stronger orange taste so I doubled the orange juice (and adjusted the amount of flour accordingly) and quadrupled the orange zest. I used fresh cranberries that I half-mashed but used a bit less than a cup. I also added extra nutmeg and some clove. I baked the cookies a bit longer (about 10-12 minutes) and they came out chewy but not limp. Thank you for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/28/2010
I will not make these cookies again. I use fresh cranberries and they did not taste good and the glaze was not good. I did follow the recipe to the tee. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
These cookies are a wonderful addition at Christmas. I was working on my Christmas gift baking and had extra cranberries found this recipe. I was a little worried after reading the reviews but loved all the ingredients. Only a few very minor changes I made...I added a 1/2 teaspoon cloves and 1 cup of nuts. I used the food processor to cut up the fresh cranberries. Then I chilled the dough about a half hour before baking. I think this cookie also turns out much better when you make the cookies small. You could place the batter in a greased jelly roll pan and bake 20-25 minutes and they would come out very good. It is a nice healthy great tasting contrast to the many rich candies and baked goods we get this time of year. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2008
I would add some extra cranberries but the cookies were good. The better bites were the ones full of cranberries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2010
Cookies were soft and yummy! Variations i made: added a half a cup of wheat bran used dried sweetened cranberries an extra 1/4 cup of oatmeal a dash of salt and 3/4 of a teaspoon baking powder. Cookies weren't very sweet could probably use a little more sugar but were very delicious. Made an orange frosting with 2 tbsp. orange juice 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp. give or take of orange zest. This frosting gave them the sweetness I was looking for. Thanks for the awesome recipe. And i did cook them about a minute longer Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2007
These cookies were very moist and I loved the cranberries in them. I'm not huge on citrus but the girls at work absolutly loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
These are one of my favorite cookies! Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 star Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2009
These cookies were easy to make and yummy! Read More
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