With winter sneaking up on us, we need to start preparing for the holidays, so you know what that means: Cookies. So. Many. Cookies. These trail mix cookies take your most basic (literally, it’s so easy) oatmeal raisin recipe and pump it up.

They’re super versatile and you can add any trail mix inspired ingredients you want — from toasted coconut to cashews. Peanut M&Ms, peanuts, and chocolate chips star in this recipe, because who doesn’t love anything with peanuts and chocolate?

#SpoonTip: Only add red and green M&Ms to have the perfect holiday cookies.

Trail Mix Cookies

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:3 dozen cookies
  • Medium


  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cup oats
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 3/4 cup peanut M&Ms
Photo by Cloe Savino
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  • Step 2

    Beat together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar.

    Photo by Cloe Savino
  • Step 3

    Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.

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  • Step 4

    Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix.

    Photo by Cloe Savino
  • Step 5

    Add oats and mix in.

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  • Step 6

    Mix in raisins, peanuts, chocolate chips, and peanut M&Ms until mixture is just combined.

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  • Step 7

    Scoop a rounded tablespoon onto a baking sheet, 12 cookies per sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes.

    Photo by Cloe Savino