Chocolate Trail Mix Cookies loaded with pecans, toasted coconut, mixed nuts, cranberries and dark chocolate chunks. Dare we say that these cookies are healthier than regular cookies?
Word on the street is that cookies are usually always an indulgence, so I tried to snow the system by adding a bunch of healthy (ish) ingredients.
I think it worked. I am not saying these are the new Atkins cookies, but if I can still get that buttery cookie flavor and still eat a whole bunch of nuts and cranberries...sign me up!
These could also be called kitchen sink cookies. Because if you're like me, you must have a zillion zip lock baggies in the cupboard with leftover nuts and dried fruit from previous recipes, right? You can throw them into a cookie batter and be done.
Tell me you do, because it'll make me feel better and slightly more organized.
These are super simple to make. Keep the butter soft and it'll cream way easier with the sugars. Yup, sugar is plural because there's both brown and white. Sometimes I'll switch up white sugar for brown just because I think you end up with a better flavor.
You can use any variation of trail mix for these cookies. There's so many available now in those bulk bins at the store so experiment, it's literally impossible to mess up this cookie.