Mic’s Craisin Chocolate Nut Cookies

Hungry for a delicious yet healthy cookie that has little sugar in it compared to most cookies?  Try these scrumptious crasin chocolate nut cookies that blossom with flavor from the dried fruit and dark chocolate, nuts and oatmeal.  A small cookie that packs a lot of flavor and fiber, my favorite!

Author: Michelle Hanson

Michelle Hanson, MA, RD, LD is Fresh & Natural Food’s Registered Dietitian. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics with a minor in Community Health from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is a registered dietitian and current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Michelle has been a nutrition consultant for numerous years as well as a nutrition research director at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Michelle is passionate about food and nutrition and believes in helping people find simple, realistic ways to make healthy eating a part of their everyday lifestyle.
If you are interested in meeting Michelle or have questions for her, you can email her at: michelle@fnfoods.com. She will look forward to meeting you!



1, Mix together the butter, oil, brown and white sugar until well blended either by hand or with a mixer.

2.  Add rolled oats, egg, water to the mixture and blend well. Add the flour, vanilla, salt and baking soda. Add the dried cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. The mixture will be  somewhat lumpy. Optional: substitute chopped up rolos for the chocolate chips.

3. Spoon onto a baking sheet and gently flatten each a little.  Bake at 350º F for 10- 15 minutes until lightly browned. Watch closely to be sure not to overcook them.  Let them cool on the baking sheet to allow them to set up before moving them to a cooling rack.

4.  Enjoy!

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