Trailmix Scroggin Cookies

I’ve always got a handful or two of scroggin in my pack, along with muesli bars as snacks when I’m hiking. Then I came across this recipe from the lovely folk at Mediterranean Market in Queenstown, NZ for Scroggin Cookies (ie. Biscuits) and thought I’d give it a whirl.

Delicious, quick, easy and around 110 calories each
Delicious, quick, easy and around 110 calories each

I decided to change the recipe a bit to reduce the amount of sugar and they turned out a treat! Delicious, easy, quick and full of good stuff.

Scroggin Cookie Recipe ingredients
I always find it easier to lay all my ingredients out first

Dry Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar (great sugar alternative from health food stores)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1/4 cup toasted whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 75g melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
Scroggin Cookie Recipe Dry Ingredients
Mix all the dry ingredients together first


  1. Preheat oven to 180c (350F)
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients into a bowl
  3. Add the melted butter, vanilla essence and the slightly beaten egg. Mix well until the dough is smooth.
  4. Roll the biscuits in your hands into golf ball sized balls and place on a greased or baking paper lined tray. Flatten slightly with a fork.
  5. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden.


Scroggin Cookie Recipe
Combine the wet ingredients in with the dry
Scroggin Cookie Recipe dough
Stir mixture until well combined
Scroggin Cookies in oven
Roll into golf balls size and flatten then pop in the oven. Easy!


Writer, producer and content creator by trade, search and rescue volunteer by passion, Caro Ryan started to inspire, teach and encourage people to get into hiking and the outdoors safely.

It’s all about connecting people to wild places in meaningful ways, so they can look after themselves, their mates and these precious places we visit.

She teaches wilderness navigation, authored the book, ‘How to Navigate’ and hosts, ‘Rescued - an Outdoor Podcast for Hikers and Adventurers.

In the bottom of her pack you'll find coffee grounds, instant noodles past their used by date and an insatiable curiosity.

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