As some of you may know, my daughter is a chef and is always coming up with interesting recipes. I asked her to think up a recipe for Cowboy cookies and she did. These yummy cookies are now a family favorite. My daughter wasn’t thrilled when I called them Cow Pies, but the name stuck and it makes the grandkids giggle. Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas.
Cow Pie Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 cups (12 ounces) chocolate chips
- 1 cup of pretzel Bits
- ¾ cup chopped pecans toasted
- 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
- Place pecans on a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted, stirring every 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture; beat well. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, pretzels, and pecans.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle the sea salt flakes on top. Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes or until brown. Move to wire racks to cool.
What is your favorite Holiday treat?
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