Or if we are being precise, these should really be called Roofer Cookies!
We have a new roof on our house (hooray! no more leaks!) and the week that the guys were up banging away overhead was one of the rainiest we’ve had in ages. I felt terrible that every single day they would end up completely soaked so I made some cookies. Happy roofers are good roofers!
I’m not sure why these are called Cowboy Cookies but they are basically a mash up between oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies. You can pretty much throw any goodies you like in there…raisins/crasins, M&Ms, butterscotch or peanut butter chips…oooh those little tiny mini peanut butter cups! Now we’re talking.
I’ve used the traditional recipe here. Not my own recipe but I don’t know where I got it either. After all, who gets credit for inventing cookies you’ve been eating all your life? (Psst…the answer is usually the Girl Scouts.)
Here’s what you need:
Flour, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Butter, Salt, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Eggs, Pecans, Coconut, Oats, Vanilla, and Chocolate Chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Like most of my cookies, these start out with 2 sticks of softened, room temperature butter. Add ¾ cup granulated sugar and ¾ cup lightly packed brown sugar to the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer.