Recipe: Canoe Trip Cookies

I think that I am, basically, a Hobbit. Invite me on an adventure, and my first thoughts are concerning food, drink, and pocket handkerchiefs. Needless to say, when some of my siblings and I were planning a February canoe trip on the Meramec, I immediately volunteered to bring my specialty food: cookies.
And so this recipe was born.
Basically, you could eat these cookies instead of having a meal. They're undoubtedly hearty, reasonably healthy, and not too sweet. They're a pretty good snack for cold weather activity or, you know, second breakfast.

Canoe Trip Cookies

What you'll need:
1 Egg
Baking Soda
Baking Powder
Rolled Oats
Peanut Butter
Sunflower Seeds
Chocolate Chips

Cream together:
1/2 c softened butter
3/4 c sugar
1 egg

Add & mix:
1 c flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
1/2 t vanilla
1 c rolled oats
3/4 c peanut butter

Mix in:
1 c salted sunflower seeds
1 1/2 c raisins
2/3 of a 12 oz package of chocolate chips

Use a teaspoon to form the dough into balls and flatten slightly onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake @ 350 F. for approximately 8 minutes. Cookies should be soft in the center and lightly browned on the bottom.


  1. I can see you and your siblings didn't go hungry! They look nice. In fact, it's very tempting to go and make some right now! :)

    1. Do it! And then tell me what you think. :D

    2. Challenge accepted! I shall let you know. :)

    3. Guess what?! I finally tried these out today! :D I have a feeling they turned out rather different to yours, because I didn't have all the ingredients, but they were still the perfect thing to finish lunch with. So, thank-you! :)

    4. I always regard recipes as guidelines rather than actual rules (and I'm always substituting ingredients in American recipes, because I live in AFRICA and not everything is available here) so I appreciate the fact that they might not have been exactly like the original. Glad they turned out, though, & that you enjoyed them.

  2. I did not canoe, but I CAN say that the cookies are delicious!


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