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Granola Cookies

March 14, 2011

I was inspired to make granola/trail mix cookies after seeing an advertisement for Pepperidge farms chewy trail mix cookies. 

Mine look nothing like the Pepperidge farm cookies but they sure do taste good!

The first batch that I baked  turned out really chewy and flat  (don’t be fooled by the nice picture, I stacked my cooled cookies up and they’re now fused together!) so after baking off about half of the dough I added an additional cup of old fashioned oats, used a smaller scoop of dough and got a better result…


These cookies are a little bit crispy on the outside but so buttery, soft and chewy on the inside.  I used a mix of granola and a cereal that was made up of barley flakes, oats, raisins,  dates, nuts and banana chips just to name a few!   I also added craisins and chocolate chips to the mix, the possibilities are pretty endless 🙂

  My family really enjoyed these cookies and I baked them with only one hand!  (newborn in the other)  I will most certainly bake these again!

Trail Mix Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup golden brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats (I used granola and oat cereal instead…You may also find that you prefer to add an additional cup or so of oats as well.  If you’re unsure, bake off one cookie and see what you think of it before adding more)
  • 2 cups trail mix, coarsely chopped (nuts, seeds, dried fruit, chocolate chips..anything goes)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to beat for 1-2 minutes.   Whisk together the flour with the baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Beat the flour into the butter mixture until just combined.

Fold in all of the granola/oats and trail mix.

Using a 2″ diameter scoop for the larger, flatter cookies or a 1″ scoop for the smaller cookies.  Drop dough onto prepared sheets and bake.  Larger cookies need about 13 minute while the smaller cookies need only about 10.  The cookies should be golden brown and look just slightly under baked in the middle when you remove them from the oven.

Let cookies cool for 5 minutes on the pan before removing to cooling racks.  (do not stack giant, thin chewy cookies together!  They WILL get stuck!)


6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2011 5:37 pm

    Those look really buttery and good. Love oatmeal cookies bursting with nuts and fruit.

  2. March 19, 2011 5:18 pm

    woowww….. my mouth instantly started watering when i saw these
    thin cookies are my weakness!

    these have oats and trail mix in them, they have to be healthy, right? haha
    you’re a pretty talented lady to only bake with one hand 😉

    nice name by the way! lol

  3. March 20, 2011 1:52 am

    We’re going to have to make those as part of our US cusine tour for sure!

  4. March 20, 2011 9:21 am

    I never like granola barsm but this is a good idea to let me have it, it looks really delicious!

  5. Laura permalink
    March 21, 2011 12:52 am

    MMM!!!!! I just made these cookies and they are sooooo delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Instead of trail mix (which can be expensive), I used Post Great Grains cereal, which has raisins and pecans. And I also used the oats.

  6. March 24, 2011 3:17 am

    These look fantastic. I am going to make them tomorrow!

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