Happy Monday everyone! We’re right in the middle of GISHWHES, which is a charity scavenger hunt, so we’ve barely had any sleep or food, really, but we’re having the time of our lives. Also, if anyone knows any one that can launch a paper airplane into the stratosphere, let us know….
Does any one else remember their summer being ruined by back-to-school signs in the middle of July? Because we do! We’d just gotten out of school and now they’re trying to send us right back? If it was up to us we wouldn’t have done any shopping until the day before school started! Anyone else feel this way or was it just us?
You know how to make something better? Cookie-fy it! Well, thats our motto anyway, and it’s exactly what we did with these cookies! Trail mix has long been one of our favorite snacks. It’s salty and sweet and crunchy, which hits the trifecta! So, we thought we’d make it into a cookie. We mean, what could go wrong? (and for once, and probably only this once, nothing did go wrong!)
These cookies are delicious! They are full of flavor from the oatmeal cookie itself to the craisins/raisins, to the chocolate chunks, and lastly, to the nuts. The oatmeal cookie by itself is delicious, but add in the trail mix and you’ve got yourself a winner! The trail mix is salty, so it adds a salty/sweet combination to the cookie. And salty/sweet is basically the best flavor combination invented.
We used a trail mix that had peanuts, almonds, cashews, raisins, craisins, and chocolate chunks. For the first cup of mix ins, we picked through the mix, picking out all the chocolate, craisins and raisins. For the last 1/2 cup, we just took a scoop from the bag. Basically, you don’t want too many nuts in your cookie, so it may be a little tedious, but make sure you don’t skip this (unless you love nuts, of course)!
For the sustainability:
We used Wholesome brown sugar and granulated sugar. They use sustainable practices when making their sugar and it’s also Fair Trade.
King’s Arthur Flour is made in America, employee-owned, and they are working towards a more sustainable future for their company.
We also use local farm eggs whenever possible!
Trail Mix Cookies
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbs molasses
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups oats
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups trail mix
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Cream the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg, molasses, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
- Stir in the dry ingredients.
- Add the trail mix and mix until just combined.
- Scoop out into 1 1/2 Tbsp sized balls and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
We might not worry about after school snacks anymore, but we do like to pretend these are kind of healthy and eat them for breakfast and now you can too! We’re going to have a super filled gishwhes-y week and we hope you have an awesome week too! If you have any questions comments or just want to chat, we’d love to hear from you! You can get in touch with us in the comment, Instagram, Twitter, or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Have a fun-filled Monday, safe travels, and may you always have a cookie in your cookie jar!