Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"Trail Mix" Cookies

Jared promised the kids a treat if they finished their supper last night. I had a few different things that I could make so it wasn't a problem until the kids couldn't agree on which treat to make. Their options were trail mix, granola bites, or chocolate chip cookies and they all wanted something different. Then I had an idea, why not try to combine the flavors from all three into one - chocolate chip cookie dough with the addition of oats, coconut flakes, craisins, and crushed peanuts. The kids named this creation "trail mix cookies".

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 2/3 cup crushed peanuts
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled 
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup craisins
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
  2. In large mixing bowl, cream butter, oil, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Add peanuts and coconut flakes.
  3. In medium mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture 1 cup at a time.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and craisins. Scoop dough onto baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes (DO NOT bake for more than 10 minutes or they'll burn). Remove from oven and let rest on baking sheet for another 5 minutes (the cookies will finish cooking during this time), then place on a rack to cool.

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