Serves a Crowd

Trail Mix Cookies

March 14, 2022
1 Ratings
Photo by sashatries
  • Prep time 40 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • makes 40 cookies
Author Notes

This recipe is based off of Mr_vittles' oatmeal cookies, using what I had in my pantry. The flavor of the browned butter combined with the nuts, chocolate, and dried fruit is heavenly. My favorite way to eat them is with a cup of coffee in the morning, but they are perfect for any occasion. —sashatries

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup dried raisins, currants, or cherries
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 Large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup quick cook steel cut oats or rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsalted roasted nuts (I chose almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • turbinado or white sugar for rolling
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small saucepan, brown the butter until it is a deep brown color and smells fragrant.
  3. In a food processor, combine the raisins, 1/4 cup of the flour, and 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips. Pulse until a paste is formed.
  4. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the browned butter, the sugar, and the vanilla extract. Beat for 5 minutes. Add in the eggs and beat until the mixture becomes homogenous, about 1 minute. Add the raisin paste and mix until there are no clumps.
  5. In a food processor, coarsely grind the nuts until there are a few pea-sized chunks.
  6. In a medium sized bowl, combine the remaining 2 3/4 cups of flour, the nuts, oats, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Fold in the remaining chocolate chips.
  7. Roll the dough into ping pong sized balls and carefully roll them in the sugar and place them on a baking sheet two inches apart. Gently flatten them with the bottom of a glass.
  8. Bake the cookies for 15-25 minutes, or until the tops are cracked and browned. Let sit for 10 minutes before enjoying!

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