Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cowboy Cookies

After all my references to losing some weight and feeling so good about it....I have a cookie recipe to share:) I do love my cookies but I really don't eat that many - no more than two - but I love to bake so when I find delicious sounding new recipes, I give them a try and then share them with others. These cookies I took over to the new neighbors - and what a nice visit we had! That was a blessing - see what cookies can do?? :)

I found a couple recipes for cowboy cookies and the best ones, in my opinion, had coconut and nuts in them but neither of these ingredients are favorites around here (esp. coconut) except by me...so I left them out. But if I ever decide to indulge, I'm adding both! But these were pretty tasty, I assure you, even with just the basics.

Cowboy Cookies - named for the size, I think

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp each of baking powder and baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup each of white sugar and packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup each of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips

1 - Preheat oven to 350. Spray baking sheets. Sift together the flour, baking powder and soda, and the salt. Set aside.

2 - In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Gradually stir in dry ingredients, ending with rolled oats. Add chips. And drop by rounded spoonfuls (remember cowboys like big cookies) on baking sheets.

3 - Bake for approximately 10 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing. Dig in and enjoy:)

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I'm glad Tyler's class honored him too.

    I plan on making these cookies this weekend, big ones ! :)

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  2. Good Morning...these sound soo wonderful...but with my current mode I don't dare make them. I would eat 4 or 5 not 2....sigh...Have a great day! HUGS, Deb

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  3. Oh, my word, Jennifer, those cookies sound so GOOD! Thank you for sharing the recipe with all of us! I LOVE cookies! :)

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  4. Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today from the KJV blog and leaving such a nice comment! I have been looking through several of your posts on here and have really enjoyed them! I will have to come back often!

    God bless!

    Marilyn...in Mississippi

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  5. Looks like a great recipe! I also love cookies. And we'll be leaving the cocunut out too!! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I can't resist a good cookie recipe! Gentleman Farmer eats anything, so I might as well put the nuts and coconut in! And they are both so good for you, too!
    These sound yummy for in his lunches! (I might have to have one or two, or three or four, also!) ;~p
    Blessings!

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  7. Would you mind sending my your email address? I have something I'd like to send you. Too long to post on your comment page.
    Thanks!
    Marilyn....in Mississippi

    mawh53@yahoo.com

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  8. Hi Jen! Those cookies sound totally awesome! Yum! I'll have to try them out :-)

    I'm working on my blog tonight but the pictures are taking FOREVER and my eyelids keep shutting so may have to wait until tomorrow. Bob finally moved the computer to the side computer desk so I don't have to wait until Riley takes a nap to use the computer that was on the tv!

    I read your "favorite day of the week" blog just now and although late, I figured I'd tell you that mine is "Friday" for sure. SO MANY reasons but in summary, I'll just say it's Friday :-)

    Love ya and hope you have a great day!

    Erica

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  9. sounds yummy alright! :) I might have to try them I only wish I could limit myself to 2!

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