Trail Mix Cookies

BY : PUBLISHED : January 20th, 2013 UPDATED: August 25th, 2021

I love these cookies! I know they’re not extremely healthy because of the butter and sugar, but the fact that they have fruit and nuts makes me feel less guilty about eating them.

If you’re rushed for time, try making them into bars. And the cookie dough freezes great!

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Trail Mix Cookies

Toni Okamoto
I love these cookies! I know they’re not extremely healthy because of the butter and sugar, but the fact that they have fruit and nuts makes me feel less guilty about eating them.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 116 kcal
METHOD Oven
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup of non-dairy margarine
  • 1/8 cup of vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of applesauce
  • 1/4 of a banana, mushed
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (dissolved in 1 tablespoon warm water)
  • 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of chopped, unsalted nuts (or nuts of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberries (any bite-sized or diced dried fruit would be tasty)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream the butter and the shortening with the sugars and beat in the applesauce, banana, baking soda mixture, flour, salt, and vanilla.
  • Stir in the oats, chocolate chips,nuts, and dried fruit. Drop rounded tablespoons of the dough about four inches apart onto greased baking sheets and flatten each mound into a round, about three inches in diameter.
  • Bake the cookies in batches in the middle of a preheated 375°F. oven for about eight minutes, or until they are golden, transfer them to cooling racks, and let them cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 88mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 92IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword banana cookies, chocolate chip cookies, kitchen sink cookies, monster cookies, vegan cookies
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About Toni Okamoto

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways...
we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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