Trail Mix Cookies

Trail mix cookies are the best version of oatmeal for breakfast I can think of.  I love the combination of oats, high quality chocolate (which is a super food, remember) and all sorts of creative dried nuts and seeds.  Here's the version I like best.  Hope you enjoy!

Prep Time:  15 Minutes

Cook time:  approximately 11 minutes per batch

Makes: 3 dozen

Equipment needed: large spoon, measuring cups, measuring spoons, mix master, cookie sheet(s), spatula, rubber scraper


1/2 cup salted butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 cup flour

1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 cups oatmeal

1/2 cup rice cereal

2/3 cup unsweetened coconut

6 ounces dark chocolate chips

1/3 cup dry roasted almonds

1/2 cup dried cranberries


Cream butter, & sugar. Beat in egg, baking soda, mixture, flour, salt, vanilla. Stir in oats, coconut, dark chocolate chips, dry roasted almonds, and raisins.

Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets or spray. Scoop out a spoonful of the dough, roll it into a ball and roll in bowl of sugar. Place it on the cookie sheet and continue with the remaining cookie dough. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are crackled and set. Let the cookies cool 10 minutes on the cookie sheet, then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.