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Cowboy Cookies


This Sunday I spent 8 hours making cookies, I am so cookied out!  I would be happy if I never looked at a cookie again!  Just kidding, you know thats a lie!  I made 5 different kinds of cookies, I wanted to make more, but I just didn’t have the energy or time, more cookies will come later this month.  So this week I’ll give you the recipes for the cookies.   I haven’t done my food porn pictures yet, I’ll take them tomorrow, but I did manage to take pictures of one set of cookies.  These cookies were suggested by my friends on facebook.  They are Cowboy Cookies.  Have you ever heard of them?  I didn’t, till Saturday night.  There really good and stock full of goodies.  There a heavy cookie, but oh my they taste good.  I did sneak one in today!

These cookies have oats, chocolate, coconut, pecans and dried cherries.  So good!  There easy to make too!!  I’m happy to try a new cookie.  I got the recipe from Joy of Baking.

This weekend I went to Trader Joe’s and I bought some new seasonal items, I’ll update my Trader Joe’s page later this week.

Cowboy Cookies – Adapted from Joy of Baking

3/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 cups all purpose flour

1 Cup whole wheat pastry flour

1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup dried cherries


To toast nuts Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and toast nuts for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and then chop into pieces.

Place one oven rack in the top third of the oven, and one oven rack in the bottom third of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugars until creamy and smooth (about 2 – 3 minutes).

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat just until incorporated.

Stir in the nuts, coconut,chocolate chips, and dried cherries.

Form dough into balls, about the size of a golf ball for each cookie. Place balls of dough on each baking sheet. With moistened hands, gently flatten each ball of dough into a thick cookie.

Bake the cookies for about 14 -16 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through the baking time. The cookies are done when they are golden brown around the edges and just barely set in the center. They should still be soft. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 48 cookies

Calories per cookie:  115,  Fat:  6.5, Cholesterol:  18,  Sodium:  36,  Potassium:  33,  Carbs:  13,  Fiber:  1.2,  Sugar:  6.4,  Protein:  1.7


I do hope you try these cookies!  They are so good and all the flavors are just wonderful together.  I am so glad my Peeps on Facebook suggested them!

Well I am off, my back is killing me and I need to make a care package to send to my Mom!  Have a great week!

One more thing!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!  I love you and miss you, cookies coming your way!!!

QUESTION:  Did you make cookies this weekend?  If so what kind and how long did you spend doing them?

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