Saturday, November 22, 2008


A cool dreary day today resulted in my making cornbread for my Thanksgiving dressing. While I am at it, I might as well get ahead of the game of desserts, so I made CowBoy Cookies.

This is a great recipe that makes big, fat, cookies. The ingredients are very versital. You can add or omit just about any of the "add" ingredients. Dark or White Chocolate, butterscotch, or Caramel chips-- Pecans, Walnuts, Macadamian, or peanuts--raisins or any dried fruits--coconut--any of these can be added, mixed or deleted as long as you don't change the amounts. The cereals can also be "tampered with". I use the cerials that I "need to get rid of". I also thought of adding one of the ones with dried fruits and nuts and then all would be included in one boxed purchase (Cereal, nuts, dried fruits.).

Doesn't really matter, as these cookies will not be around long enough for you to decide.

The Best Cowboy Cookies
1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar1 cup granulated

2 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs, room temperature

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking soda

1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats

4 cups cereal (Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies), I prefer Rice Krispies

1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, or macadamia nuts)

1 cup shredded coconut, raisins, dried cranberries, or white chocolate chips (optional)

1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips or plain M&MS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
In a very large bowl, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and the vegetable oil; mix well. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until well blended. Sift in the flour and baking soda; add to the sugar mixture and mix thoroughly. Add rolled oats, cereal (Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies), and nuts. Add either coconut, raisins or chocolate and/or white chips; mix thoroughly
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven and let cookies set on the cookie sheets for a few minutes to cool (they will fall apart when you try moving them if you don't let them cool)
Yields 8 dozen cookies



Danielle said...

That looks like a great recipe Molly. I'll give it a whirl in the next few weeks, I'm sure. Happy Thanksgiving!

Gina said...

They look good. I'll have to find a converter and have a go at those.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Rhonda said...

Those cookies look yummy. I will have to make a batch. I'll bet your grandbaby loves them. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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