Oatmeal Chocolate chip Cookies with Dried Fruit is a quick recipe that adds a lot of healthy ingredients to your regular chocolate chip cookie. They’re really easy to make and the addition of dried fruits and nuts give them that extra zing.
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This summer I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing people that I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know like Linda. Linda is the Chief Editor at DehydratorBlog.com. While I love reading her material and soaking in her knowledge, I wasn’t quite sure how I could tie it in with Hostess At Heart. That is until I heard about her Easy To Make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Fruit! That’s a no brainer because hello, it’s cookies right?
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After a long day at work, there are few things more comforting than dunking a delicious cookie in a glass of warm milk and taking a delicious bite out of it. I enjoy baking and eating cookies and so does my family. And we’re especially fond of chocolate chip cookies.
Today I want to share with you a quick little recipe that adds a lot of healthy ingredients to your regular chocolate chip cookies. Making these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies is really easy and these are added with a dash of dried fruits and nuts to give them that extra zing. For this recipe, we are going to use dried pecan nuts and dried apple chunks.
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Oatmeal Chocolate chip Cookies with Dried Fruit is a quick recipe that adds a lot of healthy ingredients to your regular chocolate chip cookie. They're really easy to make and the addition of dried fruits and nuts to give them that extra zing.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 12 tbsp unsalted butter softened
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, large
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup dried pecans chopped
- 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit chopped (apple, pineapple or papaya)
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and allspice in one bowl and mix it well.
In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer till it’s all fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and mix after every addition. Add vanilla and beat that in till the mixture is blended well.
Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients in two batches. Beat after every batch to make sure it’s all mixed well. Once it’s combined add the oats, chocolate chips, pecans, and dried apple. Stir the mixture with a wooden spatula, cover it and let it rest for 30 minutes in the fridge.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Add the dough to the sheets one by one.
Bake for about 17-20 minutes till the cookies are slightly brown on the edges and golden around the center.
Let the cookies cool. Remove from trays and store in airtight jars.
I have used dried pecan nuts and dehydrated apple chunks in this recipe, but you can substitute your favorite fruit and nut combination for your own twist. These cookies are great as a dessert after a meal or if you want a small pick-me-up through your day.
Hi there! I am Linda! I am a housewife and Chief Editor at DehydratorBlog.com. I have always been interested in cooking and eating a healthy diet. I felt that there is very little information out there about the advantages of dehydrated foods and that’s why I started my food dehydrator blog; to increase awareness about dehydrators and dehydrated foods. Please visit my blog for more information or simply leave a comment on any of the posts on my blog to get in touch!
Linda did a great job, didn’t she? I hope you’ll pop on over and show her some love. Now, since we are in the mood for cookies, here are a couple of my favorites!