Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Cookies

trail mix cookies

I’ve been cheating on baking and blogging with books. You may have noticed I haven’t posted any recipes in a while. This is because I was having an affair with the Hunger Games and Fifty Shades of Grey trilogies. I don’t know how I’m going to explain this to my oven. Maybe something like…

“Oven, I’ve been unfaithful. I only meant for it to be one book, one time. I thought about you with the turn of every page. I spent time away from you, reading, and for that I am wrong. Looking back, I realize what we had together was something special. More special than any piece of literature. Together we can bake bread better than Peeta Mellark. We can cook six-course meals more delicious than the Capitol of Panem. We can make food richer than Christian Grey. I’m sorry, Oven. I love you. After all, a book may be fifty shades of grey but you, Oven, are the one perfect shade of blue.”

1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 egg
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. trail mix containing chocolate ( or 1/2 c. chocolate chips and 1 c. trail mix that doesn’t have chocolate already in it)

Using a stand mixer or electric mixers, cream together sugar and butter. Add egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix together salt, baking soda, and flour. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix til well combine. Stir in trail mix by hand. Drop Tbsp-fulls onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 7 minutes.