Trail Mix Cookies- soft cookies loaded with oats, chocolate chips, coconut, nuts, & raisins. Perfect to eat while hiking or just at home.
These cookies come loaded with everything- oats, coconut, nuts, chocolate, and raisins- so every one is a bit different and so good. They are perfection in every bite.
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These are some of my favorite cookies to make. And eat!
I love how there are so many elements to them that make them so delicious. So with oatmeal, chocolate chips, coconut, cranberries, and walnuts you create a cookie that is bursting with flavor. The combination of the different textures is a big win too.
Trail Mix Cookies
I love making cookies because the process is so quick. You can have a fresh cookie in your hand in as quick as 30 minutes. A hot from the oven cookie just makes me so happy.
Cream together the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. This will just take a few minutes. Scrape down the bowl periodically to ensure that all of the butter is bing
Combine the dry ingredients together and then set aside to use later.
After the dry ingredients have been mixed into the creamed butter and sugar mixture, you’ll start to add the oats. This will thicken the dough so you will need to give it a good stir with a rubber spatula to properly mix it all evenly.
Then you will begin to add the fun elements, like the chocolate chips, coconut, nuts, and raisins.
Having plump raisins (or cranberries) is key to a good cookie, so I suggest soaking them in a bit of warm water to give them a bit of a refresh before starting to make the cookies.
Roll the cookies into 36 equally sized cookies. If you can wait before your cookie craving takes over, I suggest letting the cookie dough chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Bake until just set so they are soft and chewy in the center. yum!
You’ll fall in love with these Trail Mix Cookies as they are the best of all worlds- the perfect combination of chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal cookie! Every bite is delightful and delicious. Enjoy!
What kind of oats are in the Trail Mix Cookies?
You need to use quick cookie oats. They are more processed than old fashioned oats, so they create a softer feel, vs the heartier old fashioned oats.
What kinds of nuts are in the cookies?
I prefer walnuts, but pecans are great as well.
- 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 Cups unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 Cups of brown sugar (I prefer to use dark brown)
- 1/2 Cup of granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 Cup quick-cooking oats
- 2 Cup of chocolate chips
- 1 Cup of shredded coconut
- 1 Cup of chopped walnuts
- 3/4 Cup of dried raisins or cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare cookie sheets with nonstick baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
- Soak the raisins in a bowl of warm water for at least 10 minutes. Drain prior to use.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl, set side.
- Cream together the butter and sugars on high until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well.
- Add the flour mixture to the batter in batches.
- On low-speed, add the oatmeal, chocolate chips, coconut, nuts, and raisins until combined.
- Form 36 cookies and place on cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until just set. Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets prior to transferring to a cooling rack.
Recipe produces 6 dozen cookies that are 2 in diameter cookies, larger cookies will result in a lesser number and will take longer to bake.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g