cowboy cookies

In guest on January 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm

hi. my name is miss akp and i love anything with chocolate chips in it. i also love this guest blogger, so how perfect is that. besides being a baker-in-training, she is a feminist, a friend, a fiancee, a community leader, a jewelry designer and truly an inspiration. speaking of inspiration, i need to go make this recipe!

first, let me say that this is the first time i’ve made cookies from scratch by myself.  for the most part, making them was a breeze but i did encounter some stressful moments (realizing i forgot to get baking powder after i had added all other dry ingredients).

cowboy cookies have been a tradition in my family going back to my great grandma ruby. now, my grandma waynell makes them every christmas and gives each of us a gallon bag of them!  since i can’t be home for the holidays this year i decided to whip up come cowboy cookies on my own to cheer myself up.

what you’ll need:

2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups rolled oats (quaker oats are just fine)
1 package pecan pieces
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup margarine or butter

1. preheat the oven the 350 degrees and get out your cookie sheet, a mixing bowl and spoon.

2. cream the butter and both cups of sugar

3. add the dry ingredients and mix stir thoroughly.  once mixed thoroughly, it will look like this

4. add the eggs and vanilla, stir until the mixture is moist and you have a nice thick batter.

the stirring will take a while, so be patient.  the combination of the oats, nuts, and chocolate chips make for a good arm workout.

5. scoop spoon-fulls of the dough into your hand and mold the dough into a ball (any size you want, depending on your preference) and place them on the cookie sheet 1 inch apart.

6. pop them into the oven! cook for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden on top.  larger cookies will take 20 minutes or longer.

7. eat and enjoy! cowboy cookies are a hard, chunky cookie, but if you pop them in the microwave for 15 seconds, they become melty and delicious.


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