Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cowboy Cookies

I'm just your normal everyday baker girl. Yes I'm tatted, Yes I'm gauged and yes I do have chipped nail polish ;)

The end product of delicious chewy bliss.

I knew this post was going to be difficult I just knew it haha. I uploaded all the pictures too small now I have to do it again!

This is what you begin with everything is pictured minus the crisco (I forgot and already had it in the bowl) and the flour which is in a huge container that I also forgot muahaha.

First you mix your Crisco, brown sugar and granulated sugar.

Then you add in the Vanilla

Then your flour mixture comes in.

Then we add all the good stuff :)
Dough is now done.

And rather delicious looking if I say so myself. I love these cookies so much.

All that's left is to chill the dough :)

I don't know about you but I ALWAYS I mean ALWAYS have to stick my cookie dough in the freezer for a few hours or I just can't work with it!

I used this recipe more or less I will note my modifications.


  • 1 cup shortening (recommended: Crisco)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans *I substituted walnuts*
  • 1 (6-ounce) package chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut *I used no coconut*
  • I added 4 tbls of water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the shortening, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs and the vanilla and beat until well blended. Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Add oats, nuts, chocolate chips and coconut, mix until combined. Spoon cookie mixture onto greased foil lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

There are so many different ways to make this cookie I'm definitely switching it up everytime :)