Trail Mix Cookies

by Ashley

Remember these from yesterday?

Well, as promised, I am going to give you the recipe for these delicious “Trail Mix Cookies” this morning.  Like I said in yesterday’s post, we were asked to bring a dessert to a family reunion picnic today.  I had no idea what to bring to a family reunion picnic!  I was tossing all of these ideas around my head such as a pie, cake, brownies, bars, cookies…  I settled on cookies, but then I couldn’t decide what kind of cookies!  Desserts are always hard for me to just choose one because there’s so many that sound good to me.  (Thanks a lot, sweet tooth.) 

As I was looking in the pantry to figure out which ingredients I already had, I realized we had the basics (flour, sugar, vanilla, etc.) and also raisins, slivered almonds, and peanuts.  I immediately thought of a trail mix combination cookie.  I just needed some M & M’s to add some chocolate and make them look a little colorful.  The end result?  YUM!

Trail Mix Cookies


1 cup (2 sticks) butter – the real stuff!

1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup M & Ms

1/4 cup slivered almonds

1/4 cup peanuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream softened butter and sugars together.  Add eggs and vanilla; stir well.  In a different bowl, mix together dry ingredients.  Add the dry ingredients to the other mixture; mix well.  Fold in raisins, M & Ms, almonds, and peanuts.  Grease a cookie sheet.  Roll dough in about 1 1/2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-9 minutes.  Makes about 3-4 dozen.


3 Comments to “Trail Mix Cookies”

  1. I love this idea. I always have a little bit of this and a little bit of that leftover in the baking cabinet and this is a great way to combine them all! They look delish 🙂

  2. Love the idea of trail mix cookies!

  3. Great idea! These types off cookies were my ultimate favorite as a kid! Thank you for sharing

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