I love, love, love cookies! I think I could say that cookies are my favorite dessert. However, the downside to this love affair is that my husband does not feel the same. He is a cake man. But I found a cookie that he told me I could put on his like list, “Cowboy Cookies”.
A couple of years ago my mother gave us a copy of “The Complete Cook’s County TV Show Cookbook”. At that time is was 12 of seasons of recipes. Since them it has newer addtions. We love it. While perusing through our new found treasure we came upon this amazing recipe.
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
12 Tbsp melted butter
1 large egg plus 1 large yolk
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup coconut
1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl whisk together sugar, melted butter (cooled), egg and yolk and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture until no dry streaks a present. Add oats, coconut, pecans and chocolate chips. Stir until fluffy. Mixture is somewhat sticky.
Lightly spray a 1/4 dry measuring cup. Drop level 1/4 cup portions of dough on prepared cookie sheets. 8 on each sheet. They are big cookies.
Bake one sheet at a time in a 350 degrees oven until cookies are browned and set on the edges and centers are puffed with pale raw spots about 13-17 minutes rotating pan half way through. DON’T overbake. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Unfortunately 16 cookies isn’t enough to last very long so I make double batch and freeze them in a Ziplock bag. Once they are frozen my husband can just get one out for a mid morning or afternoon snack. I love cookies especially chewy and nutty ones. These are wonderful!