Cowboy cookies!

The ladies bible study group that I get together with each week decided to have a holiday cookie exchange so I had to get my BAKE ON! 😀 I absolutely LOVE baking; while I greatly enjoy cooking I feel that BAKING is just my thing! 🙂 I love oatmeal raisin cookies but knew that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, so I figured I would try something different but something still with yummy oats. So after searching Pinterest cookie recipes for days, I finally decided on baking these lovely COWBOY COOKIES! {I was actually thinking of calling them *DALLAS COWBOY* COOKIES because you know… they ROCK! 😉 lol Now let’s hope the BOYS don’t prove me wrong this weekend..hehe}

BEST -EVER Cowboy Cookies  from Disney Family.com:

Bursting with oats and chocolate chips, these flavor-packed cookies are an irresistible treat for kids, whether you customize them with special ingredients or stick to the delicious basics.

Hands-On Time: 30 minutes
Ready In: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Yield: about 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl, blend the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and continue to beat until fluffy, about 1-1/2 minutes. Blend in the vanilla extract.
  3. Using a wooden spoon, stir the dry mixture into the butter mixture one half at a time. Mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Refrigerate the dough for 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large, preferably light-colored baking sheet with aluminum foil, then grease the foil.
  5. Using a scant 1/4 cup per cookie, shape the dough into balls and place them on the sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Use your fingertips to flatten each ball to 1/3 inch thick. Bake the cookies on the center oven rack for 13 to 14 minutes, turning the sheet about halfway through. When they’re done, the cookies should be very lightly browned and still look moist. Don’t overbake them.
  7. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack.

Customizing Cowboy Cookies
Add some variety to your cookie jar by replacing the walnuts and chips with different mix-in combinations:

Coconut Cowboy Cookies: 1 cup of flaked sweetened coconut, 2 cups of chocolate chips, and 1 cup of chopped walnuts.

Cranberry White Chocolate Cowboy Cookies: 1 cup each of white chocolate chips and dried, sweetened cranberries.

Peanut Butter Cowboy Cookies: 2 cups of peanut butter chips or 1 cup each of peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.

{The only real changes I made to the recipe was that I didn’t use full cups of PB chips and Chocolate chips..I’m not a BIG CHOCOLATE fan and didn’t want the chocolate to be too overwhelming…but if you LOVE chocolate, add however much you like! 😉 }

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{Most of the INGREDIENTS}

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{Two different types!}

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{Check out that yumminess! I ❤ coconut!}

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{Mixin’ it UP}

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{The END PRODUCT: The bigger ones were the PB & Chocolate chip Cowboy cookies and the smaller ones on top were the Coconut Chocolate chip Cowboy cookies!}

VERDICT: They were a total HIT!!! My hubby, who doesn’t like sweets, LOVED them! {OR he was just being sweet…but he ate TWO of them, so that tells me he’s a sweetie AND also really liked them!!}

What is your favorite cookie/holiday cookie?

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