Friday, February 25, 2011

Trail Mix Cookies

I remember my dad making these cookies when I was a kid. The recipe got lost somewhere along the way and then a few years ago magically turned up. We were vegan at the time so I adjusted the recipe and tried them out. They were as delicious as I remember and have become a favourite in our house. The best part about these is you can use whatever "trail mix" ingredients you have around - different types of nuts, seeds and dried fruit all taste good.

This batch of cookies had chocolate, raisins, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds

Trail Mix Cookies
3/4 cup Earth Balance
3/4 cup sugar
Egg replacer equivalent to one egg
1/3 cup soy milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp cinnnamon
1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup dried fruit
3/4 cup nuts
1/2 cup seeds

Cream together Earth Balance and sugar. Add "egg", soy milk and vanilla and mix. This mixture may separate a bit but don't worry it will work fine. In a separate bowl mix together oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to wet and then fold in the chocolate, dried fruit, nuts and seeds. Make walnut sized balls and place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Be sure to flatten the cookies a bit as they don't spread very much. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 - 12 minutes. Once cool store in an airtight container.

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