Trail Mix Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten-Free}

Do 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!?

If 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

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 1-1/2 dozen large cookies


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.


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!

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  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?


    • 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! :-D

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