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Fruit-and-Oat Jumbles

Yield 2 1/2 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup stick margarine, softened
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flake cereal (such as Wheaties)
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 89
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 2.6 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 1.6 g
  • carbohydrate 15.5 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 73 mg
  • calcium 15 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cream the sugar and margarine at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add molasses, vanilla, and egg; beat well. Combine flour, oats, cereal, wheat germ, and baking soda; stir well. Gradually add to creamed mixture, beating well. Stir in cranberries and apricots.

  2. Drop the dough by level tablespoons onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes; let cool on pans 1 minute. Remove from pans; let cool completely on wire racks.