trail mix cookies


1 cup butter, softened

1 cups brown sugar

1/2 sugar

1 large egg

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour or a mix of white and wheat flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips or chunks

1 1/2 cups total of any mixture of dried fruits and nuts. (I used cranberries, almond slivers, and raisins)


Preheat oven to 350° F. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until smooth. Beat in vanilla.Combine flours, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix into butter mixture. Add rolled oats, chocolate chunks, and dried fruits and nuts. Roll into balls ( I made mine 2" because I wanted a big cookie), place on an ungreased or parchment lined baking sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake 10 to 15 ( depending on how big you made your cookies) minutes or until bottoms are golden, not browned. Cool on pan for 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about two dozen cookies