Trail Mix Cookies

I’m so excited to share this recipe today! These cookies are definitely indulgent but great for a special occasion or to bring to serve a crowd. You can also freeze this dough so you can easily pop a few cookies in the oven instead of making the entire batch at once.

The mix-ins include white chocolate, dark chocolate, pecans and dried cherries so every bite you take tastes slightly different. The dough incorporates nutmeg and cinnamon so you also get a slight gingerbread-like taste. I also love adding oatmeal to cookie doughs for a chewier texture!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time Required: 1 hour 30 minutes

Yields: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • Sea salt flakes

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg
  2. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer or stand mixer to cream butter, sugar and brown sugar
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla
  4. Slowly beat in flour mixture until just combined
  5. Stir in chocolate, pecans, oats and dried cherries
  6. Form into 1 1/2 inch balls and spread on an ungreased cookie sheet
  7. Chill in the freezer for 1 hour
  8. Remove from freezer and sprinkle sea salt flakes on top of the cookies
  9. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes until golden brown

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