Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Trail Mix Cookies

{Trail Mix & Peanut Butter Cookies}

This weekend I was so excited to travel up to Lake Tahoe to meet some friends from New York. Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite indulgences to soak up in the bay area - skiing, hiking, stunning views, local brews and late night games of Yahtzee...LOVE! This recipe was inspired by my weekend ski trips which are always a mixture of healthy days and indulgent nights with friends...


  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup trail mix

  • 1 egg

  • 1 1/4 cup flour

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


1 Beat the butter until creamy, 2 minutes. Add the sugars, beat for 2 more minutes. Mix in the peanut butter and egg. Mix together the dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar butter mixture. Add the trail mix.

2 Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

3 Preheat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork. Bake until light brown, 9 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for a minute; transfer to rack to cool completely.

For chewier cookies, bake at 300°F for 15 minutes.


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