When I go camping with my friends, I often want to bring some sort of treat, but cupcakes and foofy desserts just don’t seem to be appropriate. So I put together this cookie for the next occasion! This trail mix cookie is yummy, hearty, and easier than carrying a bag of loose trail mix. It’s great for hiking, camping, or anytime you need a quick snack while out and about. The cute little tree sprinkles are a fun bonus, and made me think of Dipper from Gravity Falls! I’m pretty sure he’d approve of these cookies. Plus, they would totally keep you nourished while you’re looking for supernatural activity in your Great Uncle’s town.
The cookies themselves have all of your typical trail mix ingredients: peanuts, raisins, and chocolate chips. But you can play around with those and substitute your favorites! (Next time, I think I’d try walnuts, dried cherries, and chocolate chips.) They’re also full of oats and wheat germ, which provides extra protein and vitamins. That means they’re practically a health food. Right?
Give them a try, and then let me know in the comments what trail mix ingredients you’d put in them!
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup wheat germ
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 3 cups quick oats
- 1 cup peanuts
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup
- natural tree sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring until well mixed. Add the vanilla and mix.
- Combine the flour, wheat germ, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda together, and then add to the butter/sugar mixture. Mix until just blended.
- Mix in the quick oats, peanuts, raisins, chocolate chips, and sprinkles.
- Using a cookie scoop, place the cookies on a parchment paper-covered cookie sheet. Place additional tree sprinkles on top.
- Bake for approximately 14 minutes, or until the bottoms begin to brown.
- Remove and let sit for 5 minutes, then move to a cooling rack.
This recipe makes approximately 42 cookies, so make it when you’ve got a crowd to feed! (Or when you want to eat a bunch of cookies for dinner. I don’t judge.)