Thursday, November 29, 2007

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

1 C butter

1/2 C sugar

1 1/2 C brown sugar, packed

2 eggs

2 C flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 C oats

1 C coconut

2 C chocolate chips

1 C chopped Pecans

*Beat butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix well. Add remaining ingredients. I use a cookie scoop (love this thing!) and scoop cookies onto a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350 for about 12-14 minutes and cool on wire rack. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies that will last approximately 10 minutes.

Note: I ALWAYS double this.

Warning: if there are any cowboys around when you remove these from the oven, they will disappear before they are cool. I actually had to threaten my bunch last night who gave me a really hard time about taking pictures of cookies. According to them, it was considered cruel and unusual punishment to keep them from their cookies.

Side story: I can't remember what these were originally called, but I have been making them for about 17 years. When our son was 2, I was mixing up a batch and I put him down for a nap. He took 4 hour naps!

When he awoke, he came scampering into the kitchen, "Cookie Mommy?! Cookie?!"

While he slept, DH had brought 5 dayworkers by in order to pay them and they had devoured every single cookie. Poor kid. I told him that the cowboys had eaten them all and he replied,

"Cowboys? Cookies? All gone?"

So alas, they were re-christened and will forever be known as Cowboy Cookies. Here you go son, have all you want:

7 comments:

Jennifer's Ramblings said...

Those look and sound great! I love cookies! ;)

agent713 said...

I have a recipe for cowboy cookies. The best part was that they take four cups of flour and four cups of oats. It makes a HUGE batch. Of course that many also take about four hours to bake LOL

Sara said...

Those look really good! I may have to try those out today...

Caitlin said...

Sara and Jennifer, you DEFINITELY need to try these cookies. They are soooo good! Everybody devours them within the day, just delicious. Mmmmm...

Karin said...

Hi agent 713! Finding you here put a big smile on my face! Now get to baking those cookies ~ last I heard, you were in search of a cowboy ~ these cookies will being them out of the woodwork!

Sara and Jennifer ~ I think I brought these to Cowboy Church once. I would gladly bring you some but, alas, they have all been devoured.

agent713 said...

Yep, still looking for a cowboy. Of course in the meantime I'm EATING the cookies and that's not good LOL

Sara said...

Ohh yeahh! I ate like 6 of those yummy things.

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