Tuesday 18 June 2013

Seedy Trailmix Cookies: My New Favourite Treat

There is a bakery in the mountains that I love to go to when my husband and I head out to the Rocky Mountains for a weekend getaway, and at this amazing place they sell the biggest, heartiest trailmix cookies you've ever had.  These cookies are chewy yet crispy, with a plethora of seeds and chips and raisins to make a hearty (yet TASTY) treat.

Longing for one of these cookies but not willing to drive the 3.5 hours to get one, I decided to create my own recipe attempt for these magical cookies.  The result?  SUCCESS.  Perhaps not EXACTLY the same as the originals, and surely a smaller size, but the resulting cookie attempt was a delicious, faux-healthy treat.

To make:

-1 cup flour
-1/2 cup butter or margarine
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 egg
-1 Tbsp milk
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 cup Quick oats
-1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
-1/4 cup sesame seeds
-1/4 cup sunflower seeds
-1/4 cup flax
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-dash of cinnamon
-1/2 cup raisins (or slightly more)
-1/2 cup chocolate chips (or slightly more)


1)  Beat the margarine/butter and the brown sugar together until well mixed and fluffy.  Add the egg and the vanilla.  Add the milk.  Mix to combine.

2)  In a separate bowl mix together flour, oats, pumkin seeds, flax, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.

3) In 2 additions (to allow for better mixing) add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix to combine.

4)  Add chocolate chips and raisins.

5)  Cook at 350 degrees for approximately 12 minutes depending on the size of cookie you desire on a greased baking sheet, or parchment lined baking sheet.

6)  Remove from the oven, allow to cool enough to place in mouth, and ENJOY!

I HIGHLY recommend these cookies for actual hiking trips as they are packed with a lot of energy and flavour!  Any questions or comments please leave below, I'd love to hear from you!

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