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Easy to Make Trail Mix Cookies

Bite into one of these incredibly soft, chewy, Trail Mix Cookies, and you will find it hard not to grab a second one! Enjoy these filling cookies for breakfast on the go or a tasty snack after a hard workout. Each taste is filled with old fashioned oats, chocolate chips, and a hearty trail mix. 

Bite into one of these incredibly soft, chewy, Trail Mix Cookies, and you will find it hard not to grab a second one! Enjoy these filling cookies for breakfast on the go or a tasty snack after a hard workout. Each taste is filled with old fashioned oats, chocolate chips, and a hearty trail mix. 

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Cookies are a favorite treat here at my house. If you have followed my blog for a while, you may have already tried some of my breakfast cookie recipes like these Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies or my Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies.  These recipes are reader favorites as they are healthy, easily transportable and kids love them too.  I have made these Breakfast Cookie Recipes over and over, so I decided come up with something new: Trail Mix Cookies! 

3/4 angle shot of Trail Mix Cookies on a white plate.

We love going out for bike rides, hiking, or long walks as a family. When we do, we try to be prepared by bringing some healthy snack options with us. Trail mix in itself is always a great option, but I have been playing around in the kitchen to come up with something even better. 

These trail mix cookies are even more delicious than a handful of trail mix. They are sweet and filled with ingredients that give you a boost of energy. I can’t wait for you to taste them and see how great they are. 

Stack of Trail Mix Cookies on a white plate.

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WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE TRAIL MIX COOKIES?

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Trail Mix Cookie Ingredients

HOW DO I MAKE TRAIL MIX COOKIES?

STEP 1: COMBINE COOKIE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER

In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg, butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Add the flour and oatmeal, beating just until mixed.

Cookie batter in mixing bowl.

Stir in the trail mix and dark chocolate chips, stirring until the trail mix is completely coated in the dough. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Chocolate Chips and Trail Mix on top of cookie dough.

STEP 2: PREPARE THE COOKIES TO BAKE

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a large cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, portion balls of cookie dough and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Using a damp hand, press the cookies to about 1 inch thickness. (Be aware that the cookies will spread slightly when baking.)

STEP 3: BAKE, COOL, AND DEVOUR!

Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, or until your desired level of crunch is achieved. (For chewy cookies, cook less. For crunchier cookies, cook longer.) Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet before removing from parchment paper.

Baked Trail Mix Cookies on parchment line baking sheet.

HOW DO YOU STORE TRAIL MIX COOKIES?

These trail mix cookies are so easy to make ahead of time because they are simple to store and eat later. Let them cool all the way, then place them in a sealed food storage container. You can keep them at room temperature or store them in the fridge, depending on your preference. They will last 4-5 days. 

You can even freeze the trail mix cookies. Flash freeze them on a baking sheet, then place them in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. Flash freezing keeps them from sticking to each other. They will last 2-3 months in the freezer and can be eaten after thawing for a few minutes. 

Trail Mix Cookies on a white plate with trail mix sprinkled around it.

DO TRAILMIX COOKIES HAVE GLUTEN?

No, these cookies do not contain any gluten! If gluten is a problem for you, make sure to get certified gluten-free oats, and you will be able to enjoy them without any worries. 

DO I USE HOMEMADE TRAIL MIX OR PRE-PACKAGED?

You can actually do either! Both are great options, and whatever works for you will taste great. When I am in a huge hurry, I will buy it already made. Other times I will prepare it myself. Here are a few ideas of what goes well in trail mix. 

 

Overhead view of trail mix cookies on a white plate.

SO TELL ME…

What are your favorite ingredients in trail mix? Have you ever tried trail mix cookies before? Do you prefer cookies that are soft and chewy or crunchy? Do you ever eat cookies for breakfast?

Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!

 

Trail Mix Cookies

Bite into one of these incredibly soft, chewy, Trail Mix Cookies, and you will find it hard not to grab a second one! Enjoy these filling cookies for breakfast on the go or a tasty snack after a hard workout. Each taste is filled with old fashioned oats, chocolate chips, and a hearty trail mix. 
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Servings: 15 Cookies
Calories: 186kcal

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Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg, butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Add the flour and oatmeal, beating just until mixed.
  • Stir in the trail mix and dark chocolate chips, stirring until the trail mix is completely coated in the dough.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a large cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, portion balls of cookie dough and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Using a damp hand, press the cookies to about 1 inch thickness. (Be aware that the cookies will spread slightly when baking.)
  • Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, or until your desired level of crunch is achieved. (For chewy cookies, cook less. For crunchier cookies, cook longer.) Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet before removing from parchment paper.

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
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