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Deluxe Trail Mix Cookies

  • Author: Dana Gerard
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 48 small cookies
  • Category: Dessert/ Anytime Snack
  • Cuisine: American
Deluxe Trail Mix Cookies. Recipe and variations at diginwithdana.com

The goodness of a granola bar in cookie form. Can be gluten free and dairy free. Experiment with your own variations of nuts, seeds, fruit and candy for a different trail mix cookie every time.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter (2 oz/57 gm) (or vegan butter)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (120 gm)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar (50 gm)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup all purpose or whole wheat pastry flour (130 gm) (can be gluten free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (2 gm) (gluten free okay)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (1 gm)
  • 2 cups rolled oats (200gm) (gluten free ok)
  • 1/2 cup mix of nuts and seeds (100 gm) ( sunflower, pecans, sesame seeds, etc)
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit (70 gm) (raisins, cranberries, dried apricots, blueberries, etc)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (50+ gm) (dairy free ok-reserve more chips for the tops just before baking)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F or 325 F convection. Line three baking sheets with parchment or a silpat.
  2. (If you can’t bake three trays at once, reserve extra cookie dough in fridge and bake cookies in batches.)
  3. Use an electric mixer to cream together butter and sugars until pale and fluffy, about three minutes.
  4. Add egg whites, mixing until well combined.
  5. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt and oats, then add to butter mixture.
  6. Stir in nuts/seeds/fruit and chocolate chips until just combined.
  7. Use a small ice cream scoop or tablespoon to place cookies onto baking sheets, one inch apart.
  8. Place an extra chocolate chip or two into tops of unbaked cookies.
  9. Use a fork to flatten cookies, then bake just 8 – 10 minutes, until golden brown.
  10. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  11. For more variations, see blog post.

Notes

Adapted from Trail Mix Cookies, Sweet and Savory at Miraval Resort & Spa
This recipe can be easily cut in half.