Hearty & Satisfying
Cookie Recipe

Simple ingredients from your pantry combine to create an amazingly satisfying cookie. Brimming with oats, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, and peanuts, these hearty cookies are sure to become a regular in your cookie rotation.

Trail Mix Cookies Trail Mix Cookies

Yield | about 5 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat sugars, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy, or mix with spoon.
  2. Stir in flour, oats, baking powder and baking soda thoroughly. Stir in chocolate chips, peanuts and cranberries.
  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  5. Storage: Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Adapted from Betty Crocker


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Comments on "Trail Mix Cookies"

Marama January 07, 2013 | 11:18 PM

Wrote out recipe which has lots of information. Was rather disappointed when at the end it states keep for up to 3 days. Hmmm. Only me was hoping it would last at least a week for snacks at work.

Brittani January 21, 2011 | 7:50 AM

These look like all of my favorite things rolled into a cookie. Well done.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 21, 2011 | 7:14 AM

Yum! Perfect cookies for the winter... I especially love the cranberries :)

Cookbook Queen January 21, 2011 | 6:29 AM

YUM!! I love it when cookies can also count as health food....YES THESE ARE TOTALLY HEALTHY, don't ruin it for me!!

Amanda January 20, 2011 | 5:54 PM

Such a delicious looking cookie... I bet my kids would adore them!!!

Tracy January 20, 2011 | 5:40 PM

These look really great! Except for the peanuts since I'm allergic...but I could easily leave those out or sub in more chocolate chips. Lovely!

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