Trail Mix Cookies

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When a classic outdoor snack collides with a classic crunchy cookie. 

Prep Time: 25 mins

Cooking Method: Baking

Baking Time: 10 mins

Yield: 24


  • 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter
    • (Don’t use organic or natural, it results in dry cookies)
  • 1/4 cup butter (salted or unsalted)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1  tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  •  1/2 tsp salt (only 1/8 tsp if using salted butter)
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms or chopped chocolate
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or baking liners. Set aside. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir to combine. 
  3. In a large separate mixing bowl, cream butter. Once creamed, add white and brown sugars and mix well. Add peanut butter. With an electric mixer, cream together until well combined. 
  4. Add egg and vanilla and blend together. 
  5. Slowly add and mix in flour mixture on low speed. 
  6. Add M&Ms/chocolate, raisins and chopped peanuts. Mix until evenly distributed throughout the dough. Dough may be slightly crumbly. That’s normal. 
  7. Scoop approx. 2 tbsps worth of dough and roll into a ball. Place onto baking sheet. You should be able to make 24 balls, spaced 2″ apart. (12 on each sheet).
  8. Gently press down on dough balls with a fork. 
  9. If using a convection oven, place both sheets in oven and bake for 10 minutes. (if no convection, do each sheet separately) 
  10. After 10 minutes, cookies will still be soft but ever so slightly golden on the edges. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes to harden before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Voilà! Your Trail Mix Cookies are ready to go. 


  • These cookies are best eaten within a couple of days, but you can freeze them! 
  • Feel free to change up the mix-ins. Just ensure to keep the same measurement ratio (1 & 1/4 cup total). 

*Nutrition information is estimated using an online nutrition calculator. Actual nutrition facts may vary.

Per Serving: (1 cookie)

Calories: 181 kcal  Protein: 4.4g  Carbs: 21.6g  Fat: 9g Fibre: 1.3g

Sugar: 13.8g  Sodium: 128mg  Saturated Fat: 2.7g  Cholesterol: 14.3mg 

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