Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cowboy Cookies

This is my Mom's old cookie jar. I know nothing about it except it was usually filled with our favorite cookies ! I am tickled to have it, it brings back such memories...

So here are the cookies that Mom always made for us. She called them "Cowboy Cookies".
I don't know why.. they are like 'toll house' cookies,but a bit heartier. Here is the recipe, and it is easy..

Cowboy cookies

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees


1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup shortening ( I use Crisco)

2 eggs


2 cups Quaker oats (quick cook are easier to chew-you can use whole oats)

2 cups sifted flour

1 tsp. soda

1 tsp. salt


1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup chocolate morsels

( you can add 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped..or raisens, whatever you want)

drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet, that will make each cookie about 2 inches across, and bake for about 12-15 minutes. I check each batch after 12 minutes.

Thats it!

Enjoy! We did!



Amy Tate said...

I love sentimental pieces like that. I have several pieces from my childhood, one being a Santa fireplace broom. It's fun to watch my children play with it like I did.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

I have NOTHING from my childhood. Not one thing. I guess that's because I grew up in Jersey City in a tiny apartment they called "railroad rooms." No closets. Our clothes hung on the back of the doors. Very tiny. Maybe that's why I'm sentimental about old things. I blogged about it, how it makes me sad to see people's stuff in antique stores and I think about the stories behind these things. Who loved it, why was it brought to an antique shop... Anyway, I found a cookie jar like that in a Dumpster. Not a scratch on it. I'll have to fill it with some of those cookies. They sound delicious!

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