Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sweet-and-Salty Trail Mix Cookies


 
I’ve long been a sucker for Walmart’s appropriately-named “Indulgent” trail mix loaded with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut-butter chips, golden raisins, dried cranberries, salted almonds, cashews, and peanuts.

 Yesterday out of the blue I realized it would be even more delicious as a cookie, using basic chocolate-chip cookie batter. I resisted the diet-downfall yesterday, but caved today because it was a Snow Day…and you know the tradition, right?

Snow = Cookies.

They turned out amazing and could alternatively be named “Indulgent Trail Mix Cookies”. Usually I make “small” cookies so you can eat more of them (ha, ha) but these must be large so each cookie will contain most trail mix components.
 
Bear in mind I'm at sea-level. If you live at high altitude, do your usual adjustments to flour etc.


Ingredients:

1 c. salted butter

Almost 1 c. brown sugar, packed

Almost 1 c. white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla 

2 ¼ c. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

3 c. sweet/salty trail mix

(example: ¾ of 26 oz. "Great Value" Indulgent Trail Mix)


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 ° F.

2. Prepare batter:

          Cream butter and sugars.

          Add egg and vanilla. Stir.

          Add salt, baking soda, and 1 c. flour. Mix.

          Add rest of flour. Mix.

          Add 3 c. sweet/salty trail mix.

 3.  Form dough balls (1 Tbsp.) on cookie sheet. (To get the right texture, I always use insulated cookie sheets like “Airbake”.)


4. Bake 10-13 minutes.


5. Let cookies cool on sheet for a couple minutes then remove to wire rack to finish cooling and solidifying.

 
*Disclaimer: My husband always says Walmart should be paying me for all the advertising I do for them, but they are not J
 

*Nutrition Facts:

Item
Calories
Fat (g)
Sodium
 (% RDA)
Protein (g)
Carbs (g)
Fiber (g)
Calcium
(% RDA)
1 c. salted butter
1600
176
64
0
0
20
0
11/12 c. light brown sugar
660
0
0
0
176
0
0
11/12 c. sugar
660
0
0
0
176
0
0
1 large egg
70
5
2
6
0
0
2
2 ¼ c. flour
990
0
0
27
207
4.5
0
1 tsp. baking soda
0
0
48
0
0
0
0
½ tsp. salt
0
0
50
0
0
0
0
3 c. “Indulgent” Trail Mix
2400
128
16
48
256
48
32
Total
(50 cookies):
6380 kcal
309 g
180 %
81 g
815 g
52.5 g
34 %
1 cookie:
128 kcal
6 g
3.5 %
1.5 g
16 g
1 g
0.5 %

 

*Calculated from food packaging.

I used “Great Value” (Walmart) brand salted sweet cream butter, iodized salt, and “Indulgent” Trail Mix, “Domino” brand brown and white sugar, “My Essentials” brand egg, and “Bakers and Chefs (Sams Club) brand all-purpose flour.

2 comments:

  1. I have so been thinking about a trail mix cookie lately! This tells me I need to do it. Trail mix is healthy, so these are healthy cookies, right?

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  2. I just bought a bag of this just to make cookies out of, thanks for photos and recipe!!

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