This past weekend, we celebrated Matt's Pappy's 90th birthday! It was a great celebration of his long life with a lot of his family and friends. Knowing that he doesn't really need much, we decided to give him a cute framed picture of Sommer and some yummy cookies.
I decided to go with a cookie out of my mom's new Moosewood cookbook - Moosewood Restaurant Favorites. I would definitely recommend this book for not only this recipe but many others.
Here's what you will need for the Cowboy Cookies:
2 C. unbleached white all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 C. butter, at room temperature
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 C. rolled oats
2 C. semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 C. raisins, dried cranberries, or chopped dried cherries (optional)
1 C. coarsely chopped toasted walnuts (optional)
Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Cream together the butter and sugars.
Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until well blended.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix.
Stir the oats in with a spatula.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Scoop by the spoonful onto baking sheets and bake for 12-15 minutes. We made about 20 small ones for Matt's grandfather.
Then, we added chopped walnuts and made about 10 monster cookies for ourselves. :o)
These are perfect with a glass of cold milk!
PS: Thank you to my photographer hubby who took all of these photos and helped make the cookies!