Cowboy Cookies

I can’t remember a holiday season or a winter when I didn’t bake a few batches of these delicious cookies. They are perfect for little holiday or birthday gifts for family or friends, and this recipe makes at least a few batches, so you’ll have some leftover for yourself! The recipe has been passed down from my great great grandma and finally to me, so tons of our family friends have contributed input. These aren’t super sweet and they’ll make you pretty thirsty, so make sure to have a glass of milk nearby!

my mom's notes

These cookies include brown sugar, oatmeal, pecans, chocolate chips of any kind (though I use semi-sweet), and all the other cookie necessities.

1. In a bowl, combine 1 cup shortening, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup brown sugar- then mix.

2. In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 teaspoon baking power, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 cup flour (OR if ou want to make it easy on yourself, just use 1 cup self rising flower and add the baking soda)

3. Add 2 eggs to the shortening, brown sugar, and sugar mixture- mix. Next add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix.

4. Pour flour, baking powder, salt (or self rising flour), and baking soda mixture into the bowl with the shortening, sugar, and eggs- mix.

5. Add 2 cups of oatmeal- mix.

6. Chop up 1 cup of pecans in a vegetable chopper and pour them into the bowl- mix.

When you mix up the ingredients the final dough should not be smooth at all- it should actually be really uneven. It should look something like this:

Pre-heat the oven to 325 and place about 1-1.5 inch clumps of dough onto a cooking sheet about 1 or 1.5 inches apart from each other. Keep in the oven for about 8 minutes.

The final product:

Enjoy! If anyone makes these, let me know what you think!

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1 Comment

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One response to “Cowboy Cookies

  1. CinZilicious

    These look super yum!!!!!!!! cute and inspiring blog you got going=D

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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