Easy Oatmeal Holiday Cookies

Easy Oatmeal Holiday Cookies

Enjoy these delicious holiday cookies without the guilt! With the addition of dried red cherries and green pistachios they are a festive and sweet yet nutritious treat.

Health Benefits –  soy free

Prep: 20 Minutes | Cooking time: 10 – 12 Minutes | Servings: 32 – 34 Cookies


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 ½ cups of nut butter (no added oil/sugar)
  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • ¼ cup unsweetened chopped dried cherries
  • 3 Tbsp of unsalted pistachios
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, soak the dates in hot water (just enough to cover them) for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour out about ½ the water from the dates and put the remaining water and dates in a blender. Blend until a paste forms.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Roll the dough into balls (about 2 tablespoons per cookie), drop on parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Let cool completely (they will firm up as they cool).
  9. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Recipe has been graciously provided T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies


Created on 05 Feb, 2023.