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A delectable cookie

Happy Saturday ya’ll! ❤ With Mother’s Day tomorrow I figured I would share this awesome recipe I tried last week that was a total hit in our house! My hubby swears he doesn’t like sweets and rarely eats them, so typically when I bake its me and A with 3 dozen cookies or 2 loaves of bread to ourselves. However, after making this recipe, hubby turned into a little cookie monster!

cookie monster“COOOKIEEEEE!!!”

I had been wanting to make these forever, but with school I simply never got around to doing it. I finally decided to give them a go, especially since if I didn’t, we’d have a full jar of this glorious goodness that I could eat by the spoonful all day long…

Thanks to my friend Mila for this oh-so-delicious cookie recipe. I’m not a big fan of chocolate chip cookies, (weird I know)  and these reminded me of them only they were BETTER! They’re SO good that you are sure to LOVE them too. 😉

I followed the recipe exactly and they were perfect! Seriously, perfectly scrumptious and really moist!

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Yes! This is how crazy it gets when I’m baking. (but give me a break, I was baking TWO types of cookies that day!)20130511-080034.jpg{oatmeal dark chocolate chip cookies on the left and middle, and the dough of cookie butter cookies on the left.}

cookies{Perfection!}

Cookie Butter Cookies 

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup cookie butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped semisweet chocolate

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, cookie butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth.

  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the honey, water, and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture.

  4. Fold in chocolate chunks.

  5. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

  6. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheet before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

  7. Enjoy!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

    keep calm cookie

    ❤ Alicia

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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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