Trail Mix Cookies

Hit the trail with these soft and chewy trail mix cookies. The peanuts add crunch and cranberries add tart flavor. Chocolate chips and pepitas round out these hearty cookies.

Trail Mix Cookies
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ cup smooth natural peanut butter

  • ½ cup light brown sugar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

  • ¾ cup lightly salted roasted peanuts

  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips

  • ¼ cup pepitas, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F with racks in top third and middle positions. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Stir oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together in a medium bowl.

  2. Beat butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla until just combined, about 15 seconds, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. With the mixer on medium-low speed, gradually add the oat mixture, beating just until combined, about 20 seconds. Fold in cranberries, peanuts, chocolate chips and pepitas until combined.

  3. Drop 2-tablespoon portions of the dough at least 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets; flatten slightly with your fingers or the bottom of a glass to form 3/4-inch-thick (about 2-inch-round) disks. Bake until very lightly browned around the edges, 10 to 14 minutes, rotating the pans between top and bottom racks halfway through. Let cool on the pans until set, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes.

To make ahead

Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
10g Fat
20g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Vitamin A 104IU 2%
Sodium 70mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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