Festive Almond Trail Mix Cookies

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Festive Almond Trail Mix Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 cups oatmeal (not quick-cooking)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup craisins
  • ½ cup dried blueberries (optional)
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds (optional)
  • ¼ cup flax seeds (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract.
  3. Add flour, salt, and baking soda and mix only until blended.
  4. Stir in oats, almonds, white chocolate chips, craisins, and optional add-ins. (These work best if refrigerated for at least an hour before baking, but this step is optional.)
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-11 minutes until very lightly browned. Best if not overbaked!

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