Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cowboy Cookies

Things are finally getting back to a semi normal routine with the kids settling into school and routines getting set. After all the stress from the starting school, the kids wanted nothing more than to snuggle up and watch a movie last weekend. We decided on the movie Up (which is fantastic, even for adults!) and as we were watching it, the kids wanted something sweet to eat. So I baked these cookies. We nearly made ourselves sick eating them! They are so good, full of wonderful chunks of chocolate and oats, my favorite. The recipe makes 4 to 5 dozen so you may want to cut it in half, unless you really love cookies like I do!

Cowboy Cookies

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter (I used Dark Chocolate peanut butter)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips or chunks (I used chunks)
1 cup coarsely chopped peanuts or pecans (I omitted these and substituted white chocolate chips)

Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and peanut butter with granulated sugar and brown sugar, until creamy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture then oats, chocolate chips and nuts.

Drop cookie dough by tablespoonful onto a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.
Cool completely and store in tightly sealed container.

Carl Fredricksen: Hey, let's play a game. It's called "see who can be quiet the longest."
Russell: Cool! My mom loves that game!

-from the movie "Up"


queen of everything said...

look at all the yumminess i have missed. glad to have you back, glad things are calming, and glad i have a few new recipes to try, thanks.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

You are welcome, queen! I hope you enjoy the recipes.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back. This recipe looks yummy. Since our weather has turned cool, all I want to do is cook and eat. I am ready for some comfort food and these sure do look and sound comforting.Have a good weekend.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

You know, southernlady, I'm having the same feeling. It's been in the 70's all week here, and all I think about is eating. Must be a nesting thing for winter!

Hope your weekend is great too! Thanks!