Cowboy Cookies

The very best cure for a case of the can’t-help-its (more commonly known as ennuie): baking.

More specifically, baking a delicious treat and then sharing it with wonderful friends while watching, for the zillionth time, the finale of Lost (and still not understanding a thing).

Then saving part of the cookie dough and baking for more friends while watching Life Aquatic, and discovering how well PBR pairs with a Cowboy Cookie.

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Icing on the cake (Get it? Because they’re cookies.): when my roommate’s Down Syndrome brother looked at me in horror when I offered him a Cowboy Cookie.

Him: You want me to eat cow poop?!

Me: No, no. It’s the name of the cookie. CowBOY.

He picks one up trepidatiously.

Me: Do you like it?

Him: Taste like cow poop.

However, a whopping five cookies later proved (I’d like to believe) that these cookies bear zero resemblance to excrement.  A rousing endorsement, right?

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These hearty cookies are chock-full of melty chocolate chips, salty walnuts, and rich brown sugar with the oatmeal adding that guilt-free aspect that totally makes these an acceptable breakfast of champions. It’s basically just a delicious little bite of comfort, the perfect cure for any bad day.


Cowboy Cookies

1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
1 c. shortening
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. oatmeal
1 pkg. chocolate chips

1 cup chopped pecans


Cream the brown sugar, white sugar and shortening. Add the rest of the ingredients, one at a time. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.



2 thoughts on “Cowboy Cookies

  1. Gosh, these sound delish! Cowboy poop or not.

    P.S. I’m glad you got to enjoy the French student ritual of dining in and then going out. You’re more than welcome to visit if you get too jealous 😉

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