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Rustic Pumpkin Trail Mix Cookies

Trail mix in a soft baked pumpkin cookie! You control the trail-mix add-ins with your favorite nuts, chocolate, raisins, cranberries or whatever your little heart desires!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons milk or water
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 1/2 cups Trail Mix

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 325 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray.
  • Using a mixer, in a medium-sized bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy and light, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the pumpkin vanilla, and milk or water and mix together until combined.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices to the wet mixture and using mixer, mix until combined, and do not over-mix. Dough will be very soft.
  • Stir in the trail mix.
  • Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls or by using a small cookie scoop onto the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are set but the middles are still a little bit soft.
  • Cool on the baking sheet 4-5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store at room temperature or freeze up to 3 months.

Notes

No eggs are used.