Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Trail Mix Cookies

This is the picture I posted as  "Guess the Mess" on Facebook...

These are also the September installment of my Dad's Christmas gift. 

I LOVE trail mix (regardless of if I'm on a trail or not)  and thought it'd be a good idea to make a trail mix cookie.

(Apparently these can also be "Monster Cookies" but I've also envisioned Monster cookies to be... HUGE... these are not oversized cookies... these are normal sized)

Trail Mix Cookies
(makes 5 dozen cookies... 
maybe more if you can keep from taste testing the dough!)

1 cup softened butter (2 sticks)
1 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1  teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup rasins 
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup peanutbutter chips
1/2 cup crushed pretzels 
1/3 cup M&Ms

(for the mix-ins measurements were estimated)


In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Stir this into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in the oats, rasins, chocolate chips, peanutbutter chips, M&M's and pretzels.

Set dough in fridge to chill for  after about 30 minutes, Preheat oven to 350(F) and form the dough into little balls and set on lined baking sheet.  

Bake for 8-10 minutes

When done, move to cooling rack, let cool for 30minutes.


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