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Trail Mix Cookies

August 15, 2016

This week features, trail mix cookies! Rich buttery cookies encasing everything you love about good ol’ trail mix. That sweet, that salty, that super crunch! All of that in just one bite, after another, after another, after another… Just like the snack, these cookies aren’t just for the trail but for anytime, all the time.

 

But don’t let this recipe send you running to the store to retrieve every single ingredient. Open up your cabinets and use up all those opened bags of ingredients you’ve been waiting all year to get rid of. The truth is, that’s how these came to be.

 

A cookie a day keeps the doctor way.

 

 

Trail Mix Cookies

“Buttery cookies jam-packed with a trail mix crunch.”

 

Prep Time: 30 minutes                                       Total Time: 45 minutes                                     Servings: 3 dozen   

 

 

Ingredients ​​

  • 16 ounces softened unsalted butter

  • 1.5 cups granulated sugar

  • 1.5 cups light brown sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1.5 teaspoons baking soda

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts

  • 1 cup slivered almonds

  • 1.5 cups Cheerios 

  • 2.5 cups crushed pretzel sticks

  • 2 cups craisins

  • 16 ounces chopped dark chocolate

  • 1.5 cups granola

 

Directions

 

1. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.

2. Mix in the eggs and vanilla until completely combined.

3. Add the salt, baking soda, and flour. Mix until just barely combined as over mixing flour can result in a tough pastry.

4. Fold in the remaining ingredients until well combined.

5. Using a 2 ounce scoop (or whatever size you have) scoop the batter onto a parchment lined sheet pan.

6. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool before transferring to a plate next to a tall glass of milk.

 

Notes

  *Add your own trail mix twist to the mix! 

 

Nutrition Information                                    %Daily Value       

  Serving Size: 1 Serving                                                                                                         *Based on a 2000 calorie diet 

Calories: 385                                      Added Sugars: 25g              Vitamin A                                                            12%

Total Fat:                                                                             21g               Vitamin B6                                                          7%

    Saturated Fat:                                                                9g               Vitamin B12                                                         6%

Cholesterol:                                                                  45mg               Vitamin C                                                             0%

Sodium:                                                                        260mg               Vitamin D                                                             2%

Potassium:                                                                    191mg                Iron                                                                       28%

Total Carbohydrates:                                                   47g               Calcium                                                                  5%

    Dietary Fiber:                                                               3g               Riboflavin                                                            16%

Protein:                                                                            6g                Folate                                                                  20%

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