Trail Mix Cookies
Chef Brandy’s Trail Mix Cookies recipe was inspired by her favorite go-to hiking snack, trail mix. “Trail mix gives me the energy that I need to sustain a big hike and I also think it’s a healthy and delicious treat, so I thought... let’s turn this into a cookie”, exclaims Chef Brandy. These cookies are packed full of dried fruit and healthy nuts and seeds!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 eggs
- 8 T butter, unsalted
- 4 T white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 t vanilla
- 1 t baking soda
- 2 t salt
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup white flour
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together butter and sugars.
- Add eggs, salt, and vanilla to the creamed butter and sugar mixture.
- Once well-combined, stir in oats, baking soda and flours until batter thickens.
- Add in dried cherries, chocolate chips, walnuts and pumpkin seeds.
- Cover dough and refrigerate for at least two hours to chill.
- Line sheet pans with Silpats (non-stick baking liner) or coat with a non-stick spray.
- Once dough is chilled, scoop out cookies onto the pans.
- Place pans in the oven and cook for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Enjoy once cooled, store in an air-tight container for up to a week or bring them along for an outdoor activity as a tasty treat!
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