Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cowboy Cookies

The young 'uns and I were at home looking for something to do the other day, so we decided (what else?) to make cookies.  There was some debate over what kind.  The girl wanted chocolate chip.  The boy wanted sugar cookies.  I thought we might try something different.

One quick Google search later and voila: Cowboy Cookies.

We found the recipe here.  It was easy and we had all of the stuff. The boy said they were the best cookies he'd ever eaten.  Better than brownies.  He was enraptured.

Here's the recipe.  We didn't change a thing.

Cowboy Cookies
David Sutherland via Food Network

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded coconut

-Preheat oven to 350.  Cream shortening sugars together in a bowl.  Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well-blended.  Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the oats, pecans, chocolate chips and coconut and stir until incorporated.

-Spoon onto a greased (or parchment-lined) cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

OK, I guess I made one change.  I used my big cookie scoop instead of the small one, so they took closer to 15 minutes to bake.  But it was worth it.

That's all for today.


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