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Easy To Make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Fruit

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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Easy-to-Make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Fruits

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.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 40 cookies

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 59mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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I have used dried pecan nuts and dehydrated apple chunks in this recipe please visit DehydratorBlog.com for these and other dehydrator techniques.

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. | HostessAtHeart.comHi 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!

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Recipe Rating




Jeff

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

I love my oatmeal cookies, and I love my chocolate chip cookies, but putting them together in the same cookie ... I worry that I won't have an excuse to eat two (one of each)! But adding dried fruit makes them sound healthy, so maybe that's my excuse. After work, I go for a warm glass of buttered rum more commonly than I'll go for milk, but other than that, I'm right there with you!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 10th of September 2017

Warm buttered rum? Is this a concoction that you put together? We love a great glass of rum or bourbon! I say life is short. Two cookies and a libation is the perfect way to end the day.

Antonia

Wednesday 30th of August 2017

Love the twist on chocolate chip cookies Julie!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 30th of August 2017

Thank you, Antonia! So sweet of you to stop by!

Judith Graber

Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Who can turn down a cookie with so many yummy ingredients. I'm curious as to why use dried pecans when fresh to me seems so much better. The fruits definitely as I have dried a number of them and the concentrated sweetness really adds a lot to a recipe :)

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 30th of August 2017

I've not tried this one myself Judi but I don't quite know why you'd dry the nuts either. I love the addition of dried fruit though.

Loretta

Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Yes please, I'll take half a dozen and hide them from everyone whilst I savor them on my own :

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Thank you, Loretta! Nothing better than a yummy cookie.

Linda

Monday 28th of August 2017

Thank you so much, Julie!

Julie Menghini

Monday 28th of August 2017

Thank you, Linda! It was my pleasure!