Trail Mix Cookies

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on May 24, 2012

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It’s okay, I told Hubs as I shoved yet another cookie in his general direction. Eat as many as you want. These cookies are healthy. They are trail mix cookies. 

They are full of whole wheat flour. And oats. And peanuts. All healthy ingredients.

Trail Mix Cookies

Never mind the butter. Or sugar.

Ignore the peanut butter chips and white chocolate chips. And the cinnamon M&Ms.

Trail Mix Cookies Recipe

Those ingredients, they mean nothing. Just pretend they aren’t even there.

Here. Have another. They’re healthy. Remember?

Trail Mix Cookies

Sure, sure, they don’t taste healthy. They are sweet and salty. Chocolate and peanut butter dancing together in your mouth. A beautiful combination.

They are crunchy.

They are addicting.

They. Are. Healthy.

If you say it enough times, it’s true. Right?

Trail Mix Cookies

Trail Mix Cookies

The best of a classic trail mix, in a cookie.


  • 2-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup cinnamon M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped roasted and salted peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the oats, flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating on medium speed for 1 minute between each egg. Scrap down the bowl as needed.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and beat until completely combined.
  6. With the mixer turned off, add the flour mixture. Beat on low speed until just incorporated.
  7. Using a spatula, stir in the peanut butter chips, M&M's, white chocolate chips and peanuts.
  8. Roll the dough into 2-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges.
  10. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheets, then move to a wire rack.


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