Trail Mix Cookies

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My cookie monster husband Bill, loves to have cookies to munch on for weekend sports watching, or if there are no cookies then it’s peanuts or some kind of candy.  I decided to add these favorite items into a peanut butter cookie base, including, chocolate chips, peanuts, raisins, and mini M & M’s.  Many trail mixes contain these ingredients so why not call them Trail Mix Cookies?

They were a big hit with Bill, and now he’s ready for the weekend.  They are the kind of cookies kids would love too, especially with the bright and fun colors of the M & M’s.  They are nice and chewy with crispy edges and all the extras taste great together.  I’ll be making these again!

Trail Mix Cookies
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter (not the natural or freshly made kind; they are too watery)
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup dark raisins
  • ⅔ cup salted roasted peanuts
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup mini M & M's
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Have ungreased cookie sheets ready.
  2. In large bowel of electric mixer, cream together butter and peanut butter. Beat in brown sugar, a little at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in egg and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Mix in the flour and baking soda until smooth and blended. Add raisins, peanuts, chocolate chips, and M & M's.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets, and bake for about 8 to 9 minutes, or until the tops begin to look a golden color.
  5. Remove from oven and let cookies sit on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.



4 Responses to Trail Mix Cookies

  1. October 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

    They look & sound like the perfect cookie to munch❤️

    • October 19, 2019 at 10:09 pm #

      Bill agrees, Kim!

  2. October 18, 2019 at 11:28 pm #

    Bill is a lucky guy!

    • October 19, 2019 at 10:09 pm #

      Thank you, Denise!

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