Looking for a colorful, tasty, and unique cookie? I have just the recipe for you! These delicious and soft vegan trail mix cookies are full of crunchy candy-coated chocolate, raisins, and peanuts.
Do I really need another cookie recipe?
The short answer is yes, yes I do.
While they might not be as well known as classics like chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies, these colorful trail mix cookies would make a fun addition to any birthday, potluck, or other gathering.
What Is Trail Mix?
Trail mix is a snack you can eat while you’re out on a hike. It can be made out of any combination of bit-sized ingredients that are packable and easy to eat on the trail. The most basic form of trail mix is known as GORP, which stands for good old raisins and peanuts, although it can be made with any kind of nut or dried fruit. Other ingredients often used in trail mix include M&M’s, chocolate chips, and cereal.
Are There Vegan M&M’s?
No. Unfortunately, there aren’t any vegan M&M’s at this time. However Unreal makes a very tasty vegan candy-coated dark chocolate that is very similar. You can find them at health food stores, but make sure to check the label since they also make a milk chocolate version.
Why Chill The Dough?
Chilling the dough allows the fat in it to solidify. The result is a thicker softer cookie that doesn’t spread as much.
FAQ And Tips For Making Vegan Trail Mix Cookies
- Can I substitute the raisins with another kind of dried fruit? Absolutely! If you aren’t a fan of raisins you can easily replace them with dried cranberries, cherries, or even dried apples chopped into small pieces.
- Can I substitute the peanuts? Yes! You can substitute the peanuts with chopped walnuts or sunflower seeds.
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Vegan Trail Mix Cookies
- Prep Time: 70 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Yield: 16 cookies 1x
- Category: dessert
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: vegan
- Diet: Vegan
Soft and delicious vegan trail mix cookies are packed with candy-coated chocolate, peanuts, and raisins.
In a small bowl combine the flax seeds and water and set aside.
In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the flax and vanilla and beat for a few more seconds.
Add the flour, salt, and baking soda and mix until everything is incorporated and a dough begins to form (It might appear slightly crumbly at first, but it should easily hold it’s shape when pressed together). Mix in the chocolate, raisins, and peanuts.
Roll the dough into one inch balls and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate them for one hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms of them are just slightly golden. Leave to cookies on the pan and allow them to cool for 30 mins.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 169
- Fat: 8
- Carbohydrates: 23
- Protein: 2
Keywords: trail mix cookies, vegan cookies
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