Travel the Trail, Trail Mix and Cinnamon Cookie Crisps

Trail Mix


4 cups crispy cereal squares

1 cup peanuts

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup chopped dried apples

1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and serve.


Cinnamon Cookie Crisps


1 cup butter, room temperature

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar, divided

2 eggs, divided

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon lemon zest

3 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon, plus 1 tablespoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons milk


Beat butter, brown sugar, and 3/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl with a hand mixer until fluffy. Beat in 1 egg, vanilla, and lemon zest

Stir in flour, salt, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Roll dough into a ball, cover in plastic wrap, and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Sprinkle a clean working surface with flour. Roll out dough. Using a knife or a pizza wheel, cut dough into squares about 2×2 inches. Place on a prepared baking sheet

Whip the milk and remaining egg in a small bowl and brush over cookie squares. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon in a separate small bowl and sprinkle evenly over cookies.

Bake 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Makes 16-20 servings.


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