Apple, Cranberry and Cherry Biscuits

    1 hour 25 minutes

    An oat based biscuit packed with fresh apple and dried cranberries and cherries these biscuits are easy to make and a delight to eat.

    34 people made this

    Serves: 42 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 cups (310g) dark brown sugar
    • 2 cups stewed apples or apple pie filling
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 6 cups rolled oats
    • 1 1/2 cups dried cherries
    • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour resting  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Cream butter, cinnamon, cardamom, bicarbonate of soda and brown sugar.
    2. Mix in applesauce then gradually blend in the flour then oats.
    3. Stir in dried cherries and cranberries. Let the dough sit for one hour.
    4. Drop teaspoons of the dough onto an ungreased baking tray.
    5. Bake at 180 degrees C for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

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    OK I admit I was a bit wary, being I hate cranberries, so I halved the recipe. Now I wish I made the full recipe. The cookies came out moist and delicious, with a little bit of tang. Kinda like an apple cranberry muffin... I didn't have any cardamom or whatever it was called so I left it out, they still came out wonderful. I will definitely make them again. I made these as a snack for a road trip, they are filling because of the oatmeal and healthy as well. Thanks for a great recipe!  -  12 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Fantastic ! I absolutely loved them, while my husband was less enthusiastic, but then I do the baking and we eat very few sweets. In fact, after the inital taste test, the rest of the recipe is headed to IRAQ in a goodie box for a great friend who's stationed there. He & his crew love oatmeal, so this should definitely fit the bill; and the tartness of the dried fruit is perfect. The recipe will be on my replay list. The only change I made to the recipe was to use a whole jar of chunky applesauce rather than the smooth.  -  19 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I increased the amount of cardamom to 1/2 tsp, replaced the cinnamon with 1/2 tsp allspice and 1/2 tsp nutmeg, added 1/2 cup extra flour, and let the mixture sit overnight in the fridge. (I added the extra flour because my homemade applesauce was a bit thin.) The cookies turned out very tasty and were a big hit. The cardamom really does make a difference; if you can't get it at your local supermarket, it can be ordered from online spice stores. It's really worth it. I'll probably make these again if I have kids coming over, but next time I'll chop the dried cherries and cranberries before adding them to make a more even mixture. I'll also bake the cookies at a slightly lower temperature for a longer period of time, since even with the extra flour they're still a bit soft.  -  19 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)