Trail Mix Cookies – a twist from my Great Grandmother’s Oatmeal Crispies (Feb. 17, 2010)

Cream together:

1 c. brown sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. Crisco (if someone knows of an organic substitute that doesn’t change the taste, please let me know by posting a comment)
Add wet ingredients:

2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine and add dry ingredients:

1 ½ c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
Gradually add the rest of the ingredients:

3 c. oats
¾ c. raisins
¾ c. chopped pecans
½ c. chopped, dried dates
½ c. dried cranberries
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on pan for a minute before transferring to paper towels to finish cooling (if they last that long).

For Grandma-Great’s original recipe, increase raisins to 1 c. and don’t add the nuts, dates, or cranberries. Everything else is the same.

Another option would be to replace the pecans with peanuts and the dates with chocolate pieces (like M&Ms). You could also add sunflower seeds or whatever you like in your trail mix. Enjoy!

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One response to “Trail Mix Cookies – a twist from my Great Grandmother’s Oatmeal Crispies (Feb. 17, 2010)

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