Oatmeal Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Cranberries

Hi Friends! Today I’m talking about cookies.  These cookies are kinda sorta on the healthy side based on the saturated fat content.  Only 2 tbsp of butter.  BUT lets be honest here – these cookies have a good dose of sugar.  The other day I was having a major craving for oatmeal cookies and these hit the spot perfectly!  Super easy to make and delicious!

Oatmeal Cookies

  • 2 Tbsp Butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/3 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.  Cream the butter and granulated sugar together in a large mixing bowl.  Stir in the brown sugar.  Then mix in the egg, applesauce and vanilla.  Stir in the flour mixture.  Then add the oats, chocolate and cranberries.

Drop the batter onto baking sheets, flatten gently and bake for approximately 10-12 minutes.

Cream the butter and the granulated sugar.

Add the brown sugar and cream again.

Add the egg, applesauce and vanilla.

Add the flour mixture.

Stir in the oats, dark chocolate and cranberries.

Ohhhhh, look at that cookie dough!


Craving Satisfied!  Done and done!



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  1. Those cookies look delicious Whitney!

  2. Hi Whit,

    Any thoughts on high altitude baking? Should I change anything?


    • Whitney

      hmmmmmm?? Cross your fingers and hope for the best! :) But really you might want to increase the oven temp 15 degrees and maybe add a bit more applesauce. Maybe 1-2 tbsp. And I would watch them closely as they bake to make sure they don’t cook too fast. Good luck!

  3. ann

    I love your posts, but was concerned when I saw the amount of sugar in these cookies. I am looking for ways to get more healthy fat (is: coconut oil and grass fed butter) into mine and my childrens’ diets. Sugar is what I work hard to reduce and eliminate.

  4. Maggie

    I have a constant craving for oatmeal cookies – mainly bc I can add brewer’s yeast and chia seeds and call them Lactation Cookies and pretend they dont affect the waistline ;)

    Like Ann, I am not so concerned about the fat (actually trying to get more fat into my family’s diet – which is usually coconut oil or raw butter from grass fed cows) but sugar & wheat are the problem! Any suggestions? (besides the obvious of not eating cookies! not possible -he he!) Gonna check out the others you suggested! Any successful recipes using part stevia? a flour replacement?

    Hope all is well friend!!! Miss you!

    • Whitney

      Maggie, Are you gluten free? Have you tried any of the gluten free flour substitutes? As for sugar I’ve been playing with pure maple syrup in a lot of my recipes lately….I’ll post them once I have a true success story! :)

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