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Weight Watchers Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Healthy and delicious, these skinny cranberry apple oatmeal cookies bake up soft and chewy with just the right amount of sweetness and spice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 24
Calories: 68
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats, preferably toasted
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  • Place rack in the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray them with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Stir in the oats.
  • In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed, until light and fluffy. Add the apple, egg and vanilla and continue beating until well combined.
  • With the mixer on low, gradually beat in the flour mixture until blended, then stir in the cranberries.
  • Drop the cookie dough by tablespoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets, making a total of 24 cookies.
  • With the back of a spoon, or your damp fingers, flatten each cookie.
  • Bake, one cookie sheet at a time in the center of your oven, until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets placed on wire racks for 2 to 3 minutes. Then transfer the cookies to the wire racks to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

These cranberry apple oatmeal cookies will not spread during baking, so be sure to flatten them before putting them in the oven.
I used 1/8 teaspoon baking soda and 1/8 teaspoon baking powder with good results.
Try different spices: cardamom, allspice, ginger, orange zest, etc.
Different dried fruits: substitute the dried cranberries with raisins, dried apricots, dates, dried cherries, etc.
Serving size: 1 cranberry apple oatmeal cookie
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *2
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *3
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *3
Nutrition Facts
Weight Watchers Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple oatmeal cookies, cranberry oatmeal cookies, low fat oatmeal cookies