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
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:)