Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Cinnamon, Fruit & Nut Mix Cookies

These cookies are inspired by a pack of fruit and nut mix with cinnamon dusted milk chocolate almonds that I found in the shops. I decided to add in more cinnamon, some chopped chocolate as I had a bit leftover and leftover berry mix (raisins, sultanas and dried cranberries). I also used wholemeal flour and oats to make it seem healthier! They were absolutely delicious. I love the cinnamon which was strong but not overpowering and it was the perfect balance of fruit, nut and chocolate. 

I'm sending this to the Biscuit Barrel Challenge hosted by Laura from I'd Much Rather Bake Than... who has chosen the theme "Spices" The recipe contains quite a bit of cinnamon which is perfect for this time of the year. 

I'm also sending this to the No Waste Food Challenge hosted by Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary. I used up my leftover chocolate and berry mix. 

An original recipe by bakingaddict

225g butter
220g dark brown sugar
180g wholemeal flour
250g oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
2.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 eggs
150g fruit & nut mix with cinnamon dusted milk chocolate almonds
70g chocolate, chopped
100g berry mix (raisins, sultanas, dried cranberries)

  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line 2 baking trays.
  • Cream the butter and sugar for a few minutes.
  • Add in egss one at at time a mix well.
  • Mix in flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon and oats.
  • Finally stir in the fruit, nuts, chocolate and berry mix. 
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, place round balls of dough spaced apart on a baking tray.
  • Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • The cookies will harden as they cool. 


  1. These look like perfect chunky cookies. They wouldn't last long near me!

  2. Another fabulously creative recipe! I've never heard of fruit and nut mixes like those before but I'll keep an eye out now =)

  3. They look lovely. I am a sucker for any cookie with oats in it!

  4. lovely cookies, thanks for sharing

  5. These sound so yummy! Thanks for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge!

  6. Such wonderful cookies. I totally don't mind some cinnamon in the cookies. Sounds yummy!

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