I recently bought a bag of Trail Mix to snack on during the day. It had a wonderful array of delicious things in it and made the perfect snack while I chased two kids around. While eating a handful this morning, I had the idea of mixing the rest of the bag of trail mix into some homemade peanut butter cookies for a friends birthday. This idea was: The. Best. Idea. Ever. Behold, the Trail Mix Peanut Butter Cookie!
Trail Mix Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened (not melted)
1/4 cup Crisco
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups of your choice bagged trail mix (I used one with cashews, peanuts, almonds, raisins, cranberries, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and white chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat the sugars, butters, Crisco, vanilla, and egg together until fluffy.
Add the flour, oats, baking soda and baking powder. Mix until combined.
Add the trail mix and stir to combine.
Using a medium scoop or a teaspoon, drop spoonful sizes of dough on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Flatten slightly with a fork in a criss-cross pattern.
Bake at 375 degrees for 9-12 minutes until they are golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes and the transfer to a cooling rack.