West Coast Trail Cookies

West Coast Trail Cookies This cookie gets its name from the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. It’s my adaptation of the perfect nut-free trail cookie that’s been our family’s favorite chewy oatmeal cookie for 10 years. Loaded with choco-chips and dried cranberries. The flax seed meal and pumpkin seeds give them a nutty taste, without the nuts. Perfect for school kids or those with allergies.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 12 mins

    TOTAL : 10 mins

    SERVING : 36

    YIELD : 3 dozen cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, flax seed meal, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

  • Beat together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl until smooth and creamy; Stir in eggs and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into creamed butter mixture until dough is just combined. Fold oats, chocolate chips, cranberries, coconut, and pumpkin seeds into dough just until evenly combined.

  • Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls or drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart; press to flatten slightly.

  • Bake cookies in the preheated oven until lightly golden at the edges, about 12 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Per Serving: 172 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 20.5g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 22.7mg; sodium 41.2mg. Substitute half the white flour for whole wheat flour if desired. Wheat germ or oat bran can be used instead of flaxseed meal. I often use sunflower seeds instead of pumpkin seeds for a change up. For an extra boost, replace one egg with 1 tablespoon of chia seed gel. For softer cookies, use quick cooking oats and remove the white sugar.