Trail Mix Cookies: A Family Favorite
Trail mix cookies are an easy-to-make drop cookie recipe that has lots of nourishing oats, raisins, and coconut, like a granola bar only chewier.
Cookies are more than a sweet treat. They evoke a sense of identity and family ties. Every family has a few favourite cookies that mean family togetherness. Like these old-fashioned Trail Mix cookies that are a new take on traditional oatmeal cookies, family favourites are perfect for after-school snacks and trips in the car.
Trail Mix Cookie
Sometimes you don’t want a sweet cookie. Sometimes you want crunch and quick nourishment. Sometimes you need a snack to take with you, which is more satisfying and nourishing than a chocolate chip cookie. Sometimes you need a meal that you can hold in your hand – one that can tide you over for a few hours, till you reach home, or till dinner is cooked. That’s when Trail Mix Cookies are ready to serve.
Trail mix cookies combine the goodness of old-fashioned oats, with nourishing sunflower seeds or nuts, coconut, dried fruit, and dark chocolate chips. They are satiating and will give you that burst of energy to get you through when you are away from home. These are great to take in the car, for the times you get stuck in traffic or something comes up and you just don’t get home when you thought you would.
Trail Mix Cookies
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 12
- Total Time: 22 minutes
- Yield: 36 1x
- Category: Cookies
- Method: Drop cookies
A drop cookie with the nutritional staying power of trail mix and granola.
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup of coconut flakes
- 2 cups of old fashioned oats
- 1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ cup sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or pecans
- ½ cup raisins or other dried fruit, cut into raisin size pieces
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and light.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
- Add vanilla extract and mix well.
- Add flour, oatmeal, and baking soda to the batter and mix until just blended.
- Fold in coconut flakes, seeds or nuts, raisins or other dried fruit, and chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate the batter for 1 hour to solidify the batter and to meld flavours. Preheat oven to 360*F.
- Drop batter by teaspoonful onto buttered cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches between each cookie to allow for spreading
- If you prefer a chewier cookie add 1 egg yolk to the batter as you are adding the 3 eggs. The extra fat from the egg yolk increases the chewiness of the cookies.
Try these other cookies for after-school treats and family times. These are all quick to bake and easy on the budget.
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Check out grandma’s tips for the best cookies ever.
Back to you:
What’s your favourite healthy cookie or nutritious snack to take along on shopping trips or appointments?
Angi @ SchneiderPeeps says
I’m printing these to make today. This will be a good afternoon snack with some raw milk for my kids. Or a grab and go breakfast for my 18 yr old son who wakes up 5 minutes before he has to leave for his college class 😉
Pure Grace Farms says
These cookies sound so good and would be great to take out hiking for a quick pick me up. Love all the whole food goodness you have packed into them. Yum!
I know exactly what you mean about craving different kinds of cookies, Chris. There are times when I just want something sweet with my coffee. Other times I am really looking for something less sweet and more satisfying, something to chew on. This trail mix cookie is just what I am looking for when I want something more substantial!
Joybilee Farm says
Unfortunatly, we ate the last of them for breakfast. Time to make more I think.
Sheila @Life, Love, and Good Food says
These sound like a delicious snack! I could use one of those right about now 🙂