Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Favorite Cookies

These are my all-time favorite cookies.  One reason is that they're not very healthy so it's not very often that I make them, which makes them a rare treat.  Second reason I love them?  They're delicious!!!  Something else wonderful about this dessert?  You can layer all of the dry ingredients into a jar to give as gifts!  This is how I first tasted these cookies - the dry ingredients given to me in a jar.  :)

Cowboy Cookies

(Makes about 3 dozen)

2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c butter, softened
1/2 c vegetable or canola oil
1 c packed brown sugar
1 c white sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 c flaked coconut
2 c quick-cooking oats
1 chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°.  Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl, cream together butter, oil, sugars, and vanilla.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well.  Stir in coconut, oats, and chocolate chips.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, or using baking stones.  Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden.

Cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.



  1. You will not regret making these, and anyone who receives a jar as a gift will cherish you forever. :)