Cowboy cookies

Yeee-haw!  You don't have to be a cowboy to love these cookies!  About four years ago I received this recipe along with a jar of the dry ingredients as a Christmas gift from a co-worker; they have been my go to cookie ever since.


Cowboy Cookies (makes about 3 dozen cookies)

Dry ingredients-

  • 1 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 1 1/3 cup sifted flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips ( I prefer Ghirardelli semi-sweet or 60% bittersweet chips, but use whatever suits your taste)
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

*optional: 1/2 chopped pecans.  The cookies pictured above do not contain nuts.

Wet ingredients-

  • 1 stick melted  butter (Dough is normally  very dry, but if unable to form balls add 1 tablespoon extra melted butter.  Don't add too much butter, you'll end up with flat cookies.)
  • 1 beated egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla

Preheat oven = 350 F. Place dry ingredients into a large bowl, mix.  In a small bowl combine the wet ingredients, mix together with a fork.  Pour wet into dry and mix by hand.  Again, the dough is dry and you'll be tempted to add liquid, but don't.  You should be able to form a ball, tablespoon size.  Place on parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake for 10-13 minutes until lightly browned.  

Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to cooling rack.  Pour big glass of chilled milk and dunk away!