By Kelly Bogard
This is Texas. I’m accustomed to seeing cowboy hats and boots pretty much everywhere I go. I’m also used to seeing fields of oats this time of year across the majority of the state.
They’re filling and flavorful. Over the years, I’ve found several recipes that use oats, but my favorite one has to be this cookie recipe that is said to have come from former First Lady Laura Bush.
For Cowboy Cookies, you will need…
3 c. flour
3 c. semisweet chocolate chips
3 c. rolled oats
2 c. coconut flakes, sweetened
2 c. pecans, chopped
1½ c. butter, softened
1½ c. granulated sugar
1½ c. light brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
Now, this recipe makes a Texas-size amount of cookies. Six dozen to be exact. These are great for school bake sales and church luncheons. Don’t worry, though. They won’t last long. In fact, they’re so good, you might have to make even more.
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is heating, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl and set aside. In a second bowl, mix together the sugars with the butter and vanilla.
Golden just like the oats they are made with, these cookies are a beauty all their own. And the flavor isn’t too bad either. Chock full of good stuff to make any Texan’s sweet tooth happy. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!