Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Trail Fuel: Trail Mix Cookies

These cookies were an instant hit with absolutely everyone who's tried them. Cookies plus trail mix - how could you go wrong? Especially since this recipe is totally customizable to your particular taste in trail mix!

  • 1 and 3/4 sticks of butter (that's 7/8 of a cup)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (I'm a cinamon lover so I go with a heaping least)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups of your favorite trail mix type ingredients (my favories include dark chocolate chips, coconut, macadamia nuts, crasins, and sunflower seeds but use whatever you like or whatever you have on hand)
  • 1 and 1/3 cups rolled oats
  1. Preheat to 300 degrees F. Use a non stick baking sheet/baking sheet lined with parchment/baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Beat butter, sugars, honey, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix. Then mix into the butter mixture.
  4. Stir in the trail mix ingredients and the oats.
  5. Bake for about 20-25 minutes. You'll know they're done if they don't look quite done but you can feel a little resistance if you press on the top.
  6. Let cool on pan for a few minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
Could that be any easier? For such an easy drop cookie they present beautifully - very gift appropriate. I gave them to a couple who lent us their cabin for a weekend and they were much appreciated. My very pick grandmother also loved them. And Mountain Man keeps getting me to make more for him.

Sorry I don't have any pictures, they all got gobbled!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to try them. I'll be adding dried cherries, almonds, and chocolate chips for sure.




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