• Trail Mix Cookies

    Healthy cookies?  Not really.  But they do have some great ingredients in them.  This recipe is courtesy of The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook.  They dry out in a hurry, so make what you need for a day or two and freeze the rest.

    Trail Mix Cookies


    • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar or sucanat (halving the sugar would be acceptable)
    • 1/2 cup dried cherries, cranberries or raisins
    • 1/2 cup unsalted pumpkin or sunflower seeds
    • 1/4 cup pecans, walnuts or almonds
    • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


    Mix first 6 dry ingredients.  In separate bowl, mix next 4 ingredients.  Add dry ingredients to sugar/butter mixture.  Add dried fruits, nuts and chocolate chips.

    Bake cookies for 12 to 16 minutes.  If you have trouble getting them off the cookie sheet, let them cool for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely (although I had no trouble).


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