I made my daily stop yesterday at The Ungourmet, my friend Kim’s blog that is filled with fantastic recipes. One of the great thing about Kim’s recipes is that she uses fresh ingredients that are available right now in the markets and in our own gardens. She lives close to me and has even visited the farmers market where I am a vendor so I hope to meet her one of these days soon. In the meantime, I’m getting to know her through her blog and have gotten many terrific menu ideas from her. I know you will agree with me, so stop by today, right now, and say hi. She posted a recipe for Trailblazin’ muffins, which look completely delicious, and it reminds me of the Trail Mix Cookies my Mom used to make.
If you like your cookies crispy and crunchy this recipe isn’t for you. These cookies are soft and chewy the way a chocolate chip cookie should be. According to me anyway. Using a prepared trail mix instead of the chocolate chips, peanuts and raisins in the recipe would work perfectly here but I like to use my Mom’s recipe for nostalgic reasons and the fact that they taste so darn good. So, go ahead, mix up a batch. You’ll be happy you did.
Mom’s Trail Mix Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup salted, roasted peanuts, chopped
- 6 ounces chocolate chips
- 1 cup raisins
In a large bowl cream together the butter and the peanut butter, beat in the sugar, a little at a time, and beat the mixture until it is combined well. Beat in the egg and vanilla, stir in flour and baking soda. Add peanuts, chocolate chips and raisins. Drop rounded tablespoons for the batter 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a rack and cool completely.
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