Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Trail Mix Cookies

I've been trying to get a good trail mix cookie recipe together. My family really likes the Trader Joe's Vegan Trail Mix cookie. I think they are great but believe that all cookies should have chocolate. So, I've twisted around Dreena Burton's chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Here is what I've come up with.

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup white flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup peanuts
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 tsp. blackstrap molasses
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup canola oil

Preheat your oven to 350'.

Mix together the set of dry ingredients in a medium bowl. You may wish to lightly chop your peanuts and chocolate.

Measure out your maple syrup and add the vanilla and blackstrap molasses. Mix it together and then add in the canola oil.

Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and pour in the wet. Stir everything together, but don't over stir. It will be a very thick dough. Form the dough with your hands into cookie shape. It should make around 12 cookies. (If your dough is to dry add 1 tsp canola oil and 1 tsp maple syrup, if to wet add 1 tsp flour at a time)

Put on cookie sheet and bake for 11 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute then remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack so they don't dry out.

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