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Side of the Trail Cookies

Side of the Trail Cookies

Girl Scout Troop 301 Penn Lakes

Cookies for hikes or walks.

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  • Calories:
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 30g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 152 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 Degrees C).
  2. In mixing bowl, cream the shortening and peanut butter. Add the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Combine oats, flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Add chocolate chips and mix in well.
  5. Drop by the rounded teaspoonful unto ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass. Bake for 12 minutes or until done.
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Butterfly Flutterby

These were great! My changes: Used 1 stick of butter and 1 cup of butter flavored crisco; used 1 cup of white sugar + the 1 cup of brown sugar; used 1 cup of craisins + 1 cup of chocolate chips. Thank you.


These were really yummy & weighed very little, making them perfect for hikes & hard to resist any other time! The biggest change I made was baking them in a tray for 25 mins before cutting them into bars, rather than using the mix to make drop cookies. However, I also used margerine instead of shortening, reduced the sugar slightly, didn't bother with the vanilla or salt & used some raisins & linseed as well as almost the full amount of choc chips. These had a nice nutty flavour without being overpowering. Will definately make again!


These cookies are the bomb! So versatile! I used 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup splenda and I used 1 cup unbleached flour and 1 cup wheat flour. They turned out great! Definitely a keeper! Thank you