Yee-haw Cowboy Cookies

While I have absolutely no idea why these cookies were given such a western name, I do know that they are some of the best oatmeal cookies I have ever had! They were a cinch to make, and since it came together so quickly, I didn't even notice the heat of the oven (which is saying a lot considering how hot it's been the past few weeks!). I had every intention of taking a picture of my cookies -- they turned out so pretty and perfectly shaped -- but, by the time I remembered to get out the camera, um... they were all gone, LOL!

I thought I would share the recipe anyway :o)

1 1/3 cups quick oats
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp. baking powder
2 dashes salt
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I don't like nuts, so I omitted these)
1 1/3 cups flour mixed with 1 tsp. baking soda

Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl; blend together. Add:

1 stick butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg, slightly beaten

Mix until thoroughly blended. Shape generous teaspoon-sized balls 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. (I used my Pampered Chef large cookie scoop to shape the dough, then dropped it onto my Pampered Chef baking stone about 1 inch apart). Bake at 350* for 11-13 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet, then remove cookies to racks to finish cooling.

There is also the option to layer the dry ingredients in a 1-quart jar, and attach a pretty recipe card giving additional ingredients and baking instructions. Makes a yummy gift! :o)

ETA: Revisions to the recipe have been posted here.


Happymama said...

Oh yummy! I've seen so many good cookie recipes in the blogging world lately. Thanks for sharing this one. I'll have to give it a try!


Happymama said...

Hey, I started a recipe blog.
It's not very organized yet. I've just kind of thrown 'em all together. I just started it today so there's only a few on there. But maybe you can find something you like.