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Small stack of Trail MIx Peanut Butter Cookies with trail mix sprinkled around it.

Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies

Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies are super quick and easy to make with only 4 ingredients. They're incredibly delicious and gluten-free to boot.

Makes about 1 1/2 dozen large cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies for a party, great on-the-go snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 249 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein

Ingredients

  • 1 cup golden brown sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 cups creamy, salted peanut butter
  • 2 cups of your favorite trail mix (see notes)

Instructions

  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 2-inch cookie scoop or a couple of teaspoons to shape the batter, adding them 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.

Recipe Notes

In my professional opinion your trail mix must include chocolate! I used Sweet, Savory & Tart Trek Mix from Trader Joe's.

FYI, these cookies are 100% gluten-free!

Please note that the calorie count in this recipe is based on the trail mix I used, and it may vary, depending on what you choose.