Saturday Sweets: Good Grains Fruit & Oat Cookies
Recipe type: Cookie
Total time: 
Serves: 48
A healthy, chewy cookie that satisfies any sweet craving!
  • 1 cup mixed dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apples, cherries…whatever you like!)
  • ⅓ cup ground flax seeds, wheat germ, or wheat bran
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2½ cups quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1¼ cups packed brown sugar (I prefer dark brown sugar in these)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease lightly; set aside.
  2. Chop any large pieces of dried fruit. Stir fruit and flax seeds into milk and set aside (this plumps the fruit and helps prevent it from absorbing moisture from the cookies and drying them out).
  3. In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until creamy. Stir in oat mixture, alternately with milk mixture, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of milk. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  4. Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto prepared cookie sheet about 2” apart and flatten slightly. Bake for 14-15 minutes, until golden around the edges and still soft in the centre. Let cool on pan for 2 minutes before removing to racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or freeze for longer storage.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at