Trail Mix Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Trail Mix Peanut Butter CookiesDo you ever just really  need a cookie?

That’s a totally ridiculous question, I know.

Of course you just need a cookie sometimes.  Who doesn’t!?

Trail Mix Peanut Butter CookiesIf you’ve been following my blog, you know I’m someone who loves to spend hours cooking in the kitchen — however, sometimes I really do just need a cookie! Quickly!

This is a stellar recipe for that purpose!  Four ingredients, an oven, 15 minutes — that’s all it takes until you’re eating these delicious cookies!

(And let’s be honest here, do you ever just really need cookie dough?!)

Trail Mix Peanut Butter Cookies

Trail Mix Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 1-1/2 dozen large cookies

Recipe

1 cup golden brown sugar

2 egg whites

2 cups creamy peanut butter

1 pound of your favorite trail mix (see notes)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, use a fork to blend the egg whites with the sugar.  Then mix in the peanut butter until you have a smooth mixture. Fold in the trail mix and stir until it's incorporated into the dough evenly.
  3. Use a 1 3/4-inch cookie cream scoop or a couple of teaspoons to shape the cookies, adding it to them to parchment-lined baking sheets as you go. Gently flatten them down a bit with your hands. (These cookies shouldn't spread much, if at all.)
  4. Bake in the preheated 350 degree F oven for approximately 10 to 12 minutes. They should still look a bit doughy when you remove them from the oven, and will solidify as they cool.
  5. Let the cookies cool for at least 5 minutes before removing them from the baking sheet. Use a flat-bottomed metal spatula to move them to a cooling rack or a plate.

Notes

In my professional opinion your trail mix must include chocolate! I like Tempting Trail Mix from Trader Joe's.

FYI, these cookies are 100% gluten-free!

http://cookingontheweekends.com/2012/05/trail-mix-peanut-butter-cookies/

Trail Mix Peanut Butter Cookies

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Comments

  1. Leslie says

    Hi Valentina,
    Can these or the chocolate peanut butter cookies be made without egg whites and if so, what can I substitute?
    Egg replacer or applesauce?

    Thanks!

    • valentina says

      Hi Leslie, I haven’t made them without eggs — my best guess (for both cookies) would be the egg replacer and not applesauce. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting my site! 😀

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