Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cowboy Cookies

 I had a recipe similar to this years ago. Sadly it was lost but I think the recipe I found on Mel's Kitchen Cafe is pretty close.
 A Cowboy Cookie is basically an oatmeal cookie with lots of other stuff added. I can just imagine Mrs. Cowboy making her sweetie a little snack to take while out on the range. Now Mrs. Cowboy was one frugal lady. Waste not, want not was her motto. So she cleaned the cupboards while making this cookie. A little of this, a little of that and it's delicious. Mr. Cowboy loved them so that's how they came to be! (I think.)

Cowboy Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup crushed corn flakes
2 1/2 cups quick oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans etc.
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, feel free to use white chocolate, peanut butter chip--use it up!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the milk, vanilla and eggs and beat well. Stir in cornflake crumbs and oatmeal. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix. Stir in the coconut, walnuts, if using, and chocolate chips.
Place tablespoon-sized balls of dough on a lightly greased or lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden around the edges.


Kayte said...

I have about ten recipes, all different for Cowboy cookies, so I think it is safe to say there is more than one version floating around. These look lovely and chunky. Guys here love cookies and these look very mailable down to Matt at college. Will give this version a try. Also have to find Mel's blog as it is getting a lot of mention from several I follow. Sounds like a good find.

Nedra said...

I haven't made Cowboy cookies for years and years. Thanks for the good reminder.

Barbara Bakes said...

Love this idea of just using up what's in your pantry in a cookie. Makes me want to go look.

Hannah said...

Yum! These sound tasty. I love baking cookies so I will have to remember these for next time.

Grandma Scott said...

Another winner... And this from a person that only likes yummy cookies. None of the "dry stuff"

Grandma Scott said...

Now that's my kind of cookies...Lots of good stuff with a little flour to hold it together.

barbiebharris said...

Cindy, I made these a few weeks ago when you first posted them. They were yummy, and didn't last long! Thanks for this's a KEEPER!

Anita Rowe Stafford said...

These cookies sound really good. I've never made this version, I'll have to bake up a batch!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

These look delicious! I'd love for you to share them at Mix it up Monday:

I hope to see you soon :)

(I love the name of your blog!)

Justine said...

Stopping by from Mop It Up Mondays!

Unknown said...

These look so good! I love that there is a little bit of everything in them. I always like how you can clean out some of the things in pantry, by throwing it into a cookie. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday and I hope to see you there next week!

Anonymous said...

How many cookies does this recipe yield?

Anonymous said...

How many cookies does this recipe yield?

Cindy said...

Mindy--this recipe will make about 4 dozen cookies. Enjoy.