Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oatmeal Trail Mix Cookies

I bought Joy the Baker's cookbook months ago but never opened it up until last weekend! I'm not sure why it took me so long to make one of her delicious recipes, but I'm sure glad I found these oatmeal trail mix cookies - they are so dang good! They taste exactly like a handful of your favorite childhood trail mix with M&Ms, raisins and peanuts...I felt like I needed to go hiking after I tried them. They're super easy to make and are great for both kids and adults - a fun new twist on oatmeal raisin cookies!

Oatmeal Trail Mix Cookies
makes about 3 dozen
adapted from Joy the Baker


  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup M&Ms
  • 1 cup chopped roasted & salted peanuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. (Or 4 medium sheets if you have a tiny oven like me and can't fit large sheets in!)
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oats, flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter chips, M&Ms, peanuts and raisins. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of your standing mixer, beat butter and sugars on high speed until light and fluffy.
  5. Reduce speed to medium and add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  6. Beat in the vanilla until fully incorporated.
  7. Turn the mixer off and add the entire bowl of dry mixture. Then beat on low speed until just incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything's mixed well.
  8. Reduce speed to stir. Add the bowl of trail mix ingredients and let mix until evenly distributed.
  9. Roll the dough into small balls with your hands and place on the baking sheets.
  10. Bake for about 13 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  11. Let cool a few minutes on the cookie sheets and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  12. Devour!
  13. Store in tupperware containers for up to 5 days at room temperature.


  1. these look so yummy! love your cute plate too


  2. I love Joy the Baker! Glad her book is good - I might need to get a copy myself!

    xox Lara

  3. This looks good! It's been a long time since I have done any kind of oatmeal cookie. I used to pick all the m&ms out of the trail mix and leave the bag for my dad. I've always had a sweet tooth!


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  4. Those look delicious! I've been thinking about buying her book for a while. Might have to take the plunge.

    Memoirs & Mochas

  5. Yum, those looks delicious!! I need to try them sometime :)

  6. Those look delish! For some reason I am a terrible baker! This has been confirmed in recent months with a few disasters :)

  7. Yum, those look tasty!

  8. Yummy this looks incredible! Anything sweet I love haha, I can't wait to try this.


  9. These are so fun and yummy looking. They'd be perfect for a party!

  10. Yum! I could really go for one of these cookies right about now.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  11. You must stop this lol ;) I am totally in love and obsessed with oatmeal cookies and I'm on a cleanse this week! :(

  12. These look too good, Amy!! YUM!

  13. yum! these cookies look so so yummy! i love a chock full of cookie cookie like these cookies, full of oatmeal, chocolats and just yumminess

  14. Those look so cute and delicious! I love cookbooks, but I can't hardly justify buying them when I can find so many recipes for free online. I love looking on pinterest for recipes! I have a huge amount of recipes saved onto 3 different boards (sweet treats, cold drinks, and family dinner)!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  15. These definitely look like wonderful comfort cookies!


  16. yum yum yum, these look delicious.

  17. mmm totally making these! x

  18. Oooooh delicious! M&Ms are a serious weakness for me.