Friday, December 24, 2010

Texas Cowboy Cookies

Texas Cowboy Cookies
So it feels like I’ve been on a food blogging hiatus this week, but in actuality I’ve been busy in the kitchen every day! I have plenty of great recipes to share, but just haven’t had too much time with the holidays fast approaching.

I wanted to at least post this cookie recipe. You may have heard of Laura Bush’s Texas Cowboy Cookies….well these are them! I helped my friend June Bug bake up a ton of goodies earlier this week for some fine members of the SD Police Department, including these yummy cookies. I took a stash of them home with me & have been munching on them ever since! The original version includes coconut & nuts, but these ingredients are of course optional. We excluded them in our batches in case anyone out there had a nut allergy or was picky about coconut. They turned out delicious, as usual. Next time you’re thinking about baking up some goodies of your own….try these & you won’t be disappointed :)

Merry Whiskmas & Happy Baking!! XOXO....little j Y

Texas Cowboy Cookies
Makes 30-36 cookies

3 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 sticks butter, unsalted
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 ½ cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3 cups chocolate chips
3 cups oats
2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
2 cups coconut (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat butter & sugars until smooth and creamy. Add in eggs (one at a time) and then the vanilla. Mix until just combined. Add in flour mixture (a little bit at a time) and continue mixing until well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips, oats, and nuts. Drop by spoonfuls (or use an ice cream scoop for bigger cookies) onto a pre-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.

1 comment:

  1. Never heard of these but they look and sound delicious. Can't wait to try 'em.
    Merry Christmas!!