Trail Mix Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Trail Mix Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Trail Mix Cookies

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"I was determined to make a tasty, guilt-free cookie and I am very pleased with how these turned out. They're not very sweet but have a subtle flavor of applesauce and cinnamon mixed in with chocolate chips, nuts, and dried cranberries."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
  2. Beat applesauce, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat egg whites until they are frothy and begin to firm up. Fold egg whites into applesauce mixture. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Fold into the egg mixture. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, walnuts, and cranberries. Drop by heaping teaspoons on prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake cookies in preheated oven until set and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove immediately to wire racks to cool.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Raisins can be substituted for dried cranberries, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 12, 2010

Awesome healthy cookies! These are definitely a perfect base for an "everything" cookie. These are the changes I made - partly out of necessity and partly because I am health-conscious! - I used unsweetened applesauce - Heaping 1/2 cup brown sugar only (omitted white). - 1 whole egg and 1/2 of a banana mashed - handful of sesame seeds - 1/4 cup walnuts and 1/4 sunflower seeds - 1/2 cup white and milk chocolate chips (no craisins or raisins on hand). - whole wheat flour Because I improvised a bit, I ended up having an overly sticky dough at the end so added an extra 1/4 cup of flour. I made the cookies quite large (1 1/2 dozen) and so baked them for 10 minutes. Perfect! The result is a very yummy and pretty healthy cookie - one I don't feel bad about allowing my two year old to have. Next time, I may cut the brown sugar back again to just 1/2 cup... and keep the rest of my changes :)

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 27, 2012

Tastes OK. Has a strange texture.

 
Nov 24, 2010

Oh my! These were delicious! I made a few alterations, however. I didn't have applesauce in the house, so I used 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt. This seemed to work great. I also used a 1/2 cup of splenda in place of the sugar and only 1/3 cup of chocolate chips. I'm not a fan of nuts in my cookies, so I left them out. The description of the cookie said they weren't very sweet, but I thought they were PLENTY sweet. I will definitely be making these again! It's an awesome alternative when you're craving something sweet!

 
Apr 01, 2011

these cookies are soooo wonderful!! i used cinnamon applesauce and splenda instead of the white sugar. i also made a half batch without chocolate chips for my milk-allergic daughter, so i love that this recipe doesn't include butter so she can enjoy too! i baked mine for 7 minutes and they stayed pretty soft, as we like them. they're enough to curb the sweet tooth without the major guilt trip later :)

 
Feb 04, 2011

Fantastic! I made a few revisions because I baked these at home during a snow day and I think they turned out amazing! I added one over ripe banana, some coconut, and substituted golden raisins and dried blueberries for the cranberries. Really folks, OUTSTANDING!!!!

 
May 04, 2009

I made these cookies with figs instead of dried cranberries and they turned out wonderful with a pleasant chewy texture that I like to have in a cookie. My friend next door said they were delicious and healthy to boot.

 
Nov 09, 2009

These are very good! I'm a health nut and am always looking for healthy alternatives to cookies and these are it! I didn't add quite as many chocolate chips though and they were really good. I did find that for my first batch 10 minutes was too long because they got a little dried out, but 9 minutes was perfect. I will be making these again!

 
Sep 22, 2012

Excellent! I baked for 11 minutes. Used pecans instead of walnuts. These are as good as any full fat cookies I have made.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 77 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.1 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 72 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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