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Trail Mix Cookies, Gluten Free & Dairy Free

I've mildly adapted this recipe from a Once Again Nut Butter recipe card.   Always be sure to research your products to ensure food allergy safety.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 30 servings


  • 1 cup Once Again Organic Lightly Sweetened Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened, organic coconut flakes Orig. recipe called for sweetened
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels (Enjoy Life is my preference) orig recipe calls for semi-sweet.
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped approx 8 dates
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt I used sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to convection bake 350° - my oven bumps the setting to 325° automatically

  2. Place all of the ingredients together in the bowl of your stand mixer.

  3. Mix on medium speed until ingredients are well-combined

  4. Drop generous tablespoon-full portions of dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheets.  I literally used a table spoon from my silverware tray and heaped the dough, making larger cookies!

  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes until cookies are set but soft.  Mine took 13 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and let cool on the cookie sheets.

Recipe Notes

Using an actual tablespoon will yield smaller cookies, but offer more servings.  Original recipe states 30 servings.  Because I was extra generous with my dough, I only eeked out 18 cookies.