I wanted to make some sort of hearty cookie to take along with us. Something healthy too. I found a recipe for peanut butter trail mix cookies in one of my old books. I thought they sounded pretty good. Thought that I could use the goji berry trail mix that I have been loving. I have been trying to get my family to love the goji berries. Read a lot about their benefits, plus the cute guy at Whole Foods told me they were great for you. All righty then. I will put them in everything.
These were voted the worst cookie that I ever made by my family. I actually love them. I promise! Everyone thinks they are a little dry. Dry is good with my coffee.
So, if you are at all interested in making a dry, hearty, semi- healthy cookie, here you go:
2 cups uncooked old-fashioned rolled oats:: 1/2 cup packed brown sugar :: 3/4 cup butter, softened :: 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter :: 1 1/2 tsp vanilla :: 3/4 cup flour :: 1/2 cup mashed bananas :: 1 1/2 tsp baking powder :: 1/2 tsp salt :: 1 cup trail mix :: 1 cup chocolate chips
In a food processor or blender, process oats until finely ground. In large mixing bowl, combine sugar, butter, peanut butter and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Add oats, flour, banana, baking powder and salt. Stir in trail mix. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
The cookies are packed in the carry-on, along with my socks. Can a sock and a half be knit over a long weekend?
Until sometime next week, happy knitting, happy sewing, happy baking, happy hands!