Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cowboy Cookies

I haven't been able to post lately because of Blogger's change over to the new format. I've been working for a few weeks just to figure it out. For some reason, it does not work with my system, even though my system is current and updated. I don't know if this post will look normal or not when I post. I hope so!

Cowboy cookies are some of my favorite kind. They are so versatile and because of that, you can make them any way you like, adding and taking out according to your preference. I love lots of different kinds of chips and often leave out the nuts because the kids don't like them. I also have tried adding less sugar just to see what happens. The cookie tastes great anyway and I get to eat less calories each cookie (which translates into more cookies for me :) ). This recipe is adapted from I hope you like these as much as I do.


1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar (or 3/4 cup)
1 cup packed light brown sugar (or 3/4 cup)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks or chips
1 cup coarsely chopped peanuts or pecans (Optional)

Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment or silicone mat. Heat oven to 350°. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and peanut butter with granulated and brown sugars until creamy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture, then stir in oats, chocolate chips, and peanuts or nuts. Drop cookie dough by teaspoonful onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Store cookies in a tightly covered container or food storage bag. Makes about 4 to 5 dozen cookies. Enjoy!


Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I was going to start a diet Monday. Now I think I'll postpone it until after I make these cookies and eat them all. Sounds yummy!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Now that's my kind of cookie--a cowboy cookie!

I had to update to Google Chrome because it was impossible to get stories posted. I hate being forced to update because I hate computer changes but it was harmless and now everything works better.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thank you Sweet and Debi! I found a way to go back to the old blog interface so I'll try to stay here until I can figure out the new way!

I hope you both enjoy the recipe. This is one of my favorite cookies to make and I hope it becomes yours too :)

CountryDew said...

I didn't know there was a blogger change. Yikes.

The cookies look yummy.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks, Anita!

I've already tried the new blogger and for me it does not work well at all for me. I am hoping that I can figure it out soon, or I may not be able to have a blog :(