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Red, white and blue oatmeal cookies
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Red White and Blue Oatmeal Cookies

Red, White, and Blue Oatmeal cookies are the perfect patriotic delicacy for the 4th of July. They combine a tried and true oatmeal cookie recipe with flavorful morsels to produce a superb cookie.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: 4th of July
Cuisine: American
Servings: 28 Cookies
Calories: 125kcal


  • 1 ¾ inch cookie scoop


  • ½ cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup (1.75 ounces) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (3.75 ounces) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup (3.75 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups (5 ounces) old-fashioned oats (See Tip 1)
  • cup (1.65 ounces) dried cranberries (See Tip 2)
  • cup (2 ounces) white chocolate chips
  • cup (1.65 ounces) dried blueberries
  • ¾ cup (3 ounces) pecan pieces, toasted (See Tip 3)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F—line baking sheets with silicone sheets or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Beat together the butter, sugars, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda until smooth.
  • Add the egg; beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add vinegar, and beat until well incorporated.
  • Add the flour; beat on low just until incorporated.
  • Add the oats; stir until combined.
  • Add pecans, dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and dried blueberries; stir to combine.
  • Using a 1 ¾-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheet. Roll into balls, and flatten to about ½-inch with damp hands. Space cookies 2-inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • Yield: 28 to 30 cookies.


  1. May substitute quick oats for the old-fashioned oats in this recipe.
  2. I used Craisins for the dried cranberries in this recipe.
  3. I always toast pecans before adding them to the other ingredients in a recipe. The reason is that toasting significantly enhances the flavor of pecans. Spread pecans on a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 8 to 9 minutes. Watch carefully.


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg