Sunday, September 13, 2015

Aronia Berry Oatmeal Cookies

Tim and I had been looking at an Aronia Berry bush for the yard at the Farmer's Market.  If you're not familiar with Aronia Berries, you can read about them here.  They're very good for you and tasty, too! 

Our bush had just enough berries on it to make these cookies.  You could substitute these for any recipe containing blueberries. 

Oatmeal Aronia Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or use your margarine wrappers to grease 2 baking sheets.
  2. Stir the flour, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl of a stand mixer w/paddle or hand mixer, cream margarine, sugars until smooth.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each. Stir in vanilla.
  5. Important: Mix on low and add dry ingredients only until incorporated. Over beating will make flat cookies.
  6. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the oats, then pecans and coconut.
  7. Add frozen aronia and fold quickly. This will keep the cookies from turning purple.
  8. Spoon uniform 1 1/2" balls on baking sheet with 2" spacing.
  9. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes. Remove when edges begin to turn. Cookie will continue to bake while cooling. After 5 minutes on baking sheet, remove to wire cooling rack.


  1. I have never heard of aronia berries. They look similar to blueberries.
    I am sure these cookies were tasty!


  2. I've never heard of those berries, but anything that can be used in cookies sounds good to me:@)

  3. I had never heard of them either! Your cookies must have been wonderful with those freshly picked berries.

  4. This is a first for me Julie. Do these berries remind you of any others? Were you happy with how they tasted in the cookies? Did they explode in your mouth with each bite? I know, it's a blog post and not a deposition, I'm just so curious! They look super healthy. Thanks so much for sharing something new and fun. Hugs and have a great weekend with Tim.


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