A pleasing collection of milk chocolate chips, dried apricots, raisins, and cherries dot these oatmeal cookies.




  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Mix oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a bowl.

  • On medium-high speed, beat butter and shortening in large bowl until creamy. Beat in the brown and granulated sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and water. Beat in the vanilla.

  • On low speed, beat in oat mixture. Fold in chips, apricots, raisins and cherries. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheet.

  • Bake in 350 degree oven 10 to 12 minutes, until browned. Cool slightly on pan. Transfer to rack to cool. Makes about 4 dozen.

Nutrition Facts

106 calories; 5 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 45 mg sodium. 16 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein;