Saturday, April 28, 2012
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 Southernfoods.about.com. 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!