TRAIL MIX COOKIES
oven, 350 degrees F ~ makes about 3 dozen large (3") cookies
parchment-lined cookie sheets (I prefer parchment over silpat, but that's me)...
2 bars butter, melted
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar (or dark if you have it)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (you could use half AP flour and half whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup trail mix
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup slivered almonds
Melt butter and pour into large bowl. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. Mix completely and let cool for 15 minutes. To cooled butter/sugar mixture, add eggs, one at a time, beating with wooden spoon.
Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix thoroughly. Stir in trail mix, coconut, and almonds.
Let dough sit for a few minutes. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets, about two inches between cookies. I get a dozen on a large "half-sheet" pan. I like to give them lots of room so they come out really round.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, until *just* beginning to brown on the edges. That makes them soft and chewy. If you like a crisper cookie, let them go another minute or two.
Here's a collage of the whole deal:
|Trail Mix Cookies - click to experience (I mean enlarge...)|