Apricot Oatmeal Cookies

Pick your favorite dried fruit to make chewy oatmeal cookies.


  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 ounces dried apricots, chopped (or other dried fruit)
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • Nonstick spray


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Spray a baking sheet (any size) with nonstick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, apricots, and walnuts. Mix well by hand to break up any lumps.
  4. Add oil. Work in with fingers until well blended.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, vanilla, eggs, and milk. Mix well then pour over oat mixture. Mix with fingers. Dough will be very stiff and thick.
  6. Form cookies using a spoon or make 1 ½-inch balls by hand. Place on baking sheet coated with nonstick spray. Press down on each cookie with wet fingertips.
  7. Bake at 325°F for 10-15 minutes.

Makes 36 cookies,

36 servings

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