James' RBC Race for the Kids trail mix cookies
"I love trail mix as a pre or post-race snack, a good mixture of carbs, protein and salt. But for an easy portable snack, I have combined trail mix into a lovely soft oatmeal cookie. A perfect handy snack to munch on and keep you fuelled through your virtual race this year. Best of luck however you are racing: running, walking, skipping or scootering."
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12-14 minutes
Servings: 8 large cookies or 12 medium cookies
- 115g unsalted butter, softened
- 110g soft brown sugar
- 75g honey
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 110g oats
- 100g white plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 75g dried cherries (chopped)
- 55g chocolate chips
- 75g peanut M&M’s
- 75g honey roasted peanuts
- In a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar and honey together for 2-3 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Chop the dried cherries so they are the same size as the peanuts.
- Reserve a quarter of the cherries, chocolate chips, M&M’s and peanuts to sprinkle on top.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients until well distributed.
- Cover the dough and refrigerate for an hour
- Preheat oven to 160c Fan / 180c.
- Line two baking sheets with baking parchment.
- Divide the dough into 8 balls if you want large cookies or 12 for medium sized cookies.
- Place 4 large or 6 medium balls on each sheet giving them a couple of inches space to expand.
- Flatten slightly and sprinkle on the reserved cherries, chocolate chips, M&M’s and peanuts.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes for a medium cookie or 12-14 minutes for a large cookie, until the edges of the cookies are golden brown but the centre is still slightly underdone. They will finish cooking on the baking sheet.
- Place the baking sheets on wire racks and allow the cookies to cool completely before moving them.