Ore-gone Trail Cookies

With tongue firmly in cheek, we took some regional liberties by making chunky, bumpy trail mix cookies and naming them for the wagon-train route to the west.

Stacked Ore-gone Trail Cookies on gray background
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
33 mins
56 cookies


  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup peanut butter

  • 1 ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ⅔ cup regular rolled oats

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

  • ¼ cup chopped almonds, toasted

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas), toasted

  • 1 tablespoon whole flaxseeds


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl combine the first six ingredients (through salt).

  2. In a large bowl beat butter and peanut butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Add both sugars. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour mixture and the remaining ingredients.

  3. Drop dough by 1 1/2-Tbsp. portions 3 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned and centers appear set. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

138 Calories
6g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 56
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 55mg 1%
Folate, total 11.8mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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