Cowboy Cookies

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Cookies, Cookies, we love cookies. We really love cowboy cookies; we make them by the dozens. While making them the other day, I discovered that our almost 5 year old has the recipe memorized. That is how much we make them!!

I am going to share this super easy, super yummy recipe with you. I make mine with my kitchen-aid mixer which makes them even easier. I am unsure of where the recipe originally came from; I got it from my Mother-in-Law. Try them, you’ll love em!

Ingredients:

1 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup oatmeal

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. The next step is to soften the 1 cup of butter, then mix the butter in with 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of white sugar.  Add in the 2 eggs, 2 cups of flour, 1 tsp of baking soda, 1 tsp of baking soda, 1 cup of oatmeal, and 1 tsp of vanilla. Stir it up really well, and then add in 1 cup of chocolate chips. Drop cookies by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet, bake at 350 for about 7 minutes or until golden brown. I usually end up 5 dozen cookies.

When I make these cookies, I add in ¼ cup of flax seed to make them “healthier”. You can also make variations of these cookies, instead of using chocolate chips you could use M&Ms or Raisins or both. You could also add in walnuts or pecans. We have made them several different ways.

Another idea, when we make these we usually end up with 5 dozen cookies, we don’t need 5 dozen cookies at once. So we bake 2 dozen and freeze the rest. To freeze them we make them into balls, and place them in a container. We divide them up by the dozen. Then when we want fresh cookies we take them out of the freezer and bake them. So good!!!

Cookies ready to be frozen

Cookies ready to be frozen

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