Bought Too Much Trail Mix? Make Quick Air Fryer Kitchen Sink Cookies
Okay, I bought a big jar of trail mix that was marked way, way down after Christmas. The trail mix seemed like too good an opportunity to pass up. The problem is, I don't eat all that much trail mix, and my son, who does, isn't visiting because of the pandemic. So, I decided to use up some of the trail mix in cookies--a sort of kitchen sink variety. The cookies came out quite well and also are addictive. They have crunch, sweetness, saltiness, and, of course, chocolate in them. The cookies take minutes to mix up and about 10 minutes to bake in the air fryer. If you don't want to make the whole batch at once--I rarely do--pop the remaining dough in the refrigerator or freezer for later. The cookies make great snacks and accompaniments for fruit or ice cream.
Air Fryer Trail Mix Kitchen Sink Cookies -- Makes 12+
2 tablespoons of butter, melted
2 tablespoons of canola oil
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 tablespoons of buttermilk (or use plain yogurt)
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 1/2 cups of trail mix (I use a Lidl mix that includes pretzels, nuts, raisins/dried fruit,
yogurt chips, and M&Ms)
In a medium bowl mix together well the butter, oil, sugars, egg, vanilla, and buttermilk. Stir in the flour, salt, and baking soda until just combined. Fold in the trail mix. Cut pieces of baking parchment to fit your air fryer basket. Drop 1 1/2 tablespoon scoops of dough--3 or 4 to a sheet--onto the prepared baking parchment sheets. Flatten the dough mounds slightly with your fingers. Place one dough-topped parchment sheet in your air fryer basket, put the basket in the air fryer, and cook the dough at 320 degrees for about 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the air fryer and repeat the cooking process with the remainder of the dough or make as many cookies as you want/need and refrigerate the remaining dough for another day.