Every year for the last 5 years I’ve participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I make 3 dozen cookies and I receive 3 dozen in return. It’s always a blast to see what cookies I get and I always try to make something new to give away. I’ve done Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies, Coconut Macaroons, Black & Whites, Glazed Butter Cookies and this year Cowboy Cookies!
I love Cowboy Cookies because they are super easy to make with ingredients you normally have on hand. They are sweet, chewy and have a great texture thanks to the addition of oatmeal.
Makes 3 Dozen
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease baking sheets (or line baking sheets with parchment paper). Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually stir in the sifted ingredients. With a spatula, stir in the rolled oats and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheets.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing.