Monday, February 1, 2010

It’s February and That Means One Thing!

Valentine’s Day nears. I never did care for chalky, pasty, medicinal conversation hearts, but chocolate – now that’s another story! Sure I’ll take flowers and cards (Hi Honey!) but when it comes to the sweet stuff, I’d rather make my own. Of course I’m happy to share, thanks for asking! My goal is to post one chocolate recipe per day for the rest of the month. Here we go…
(FYI – I’m not a photographer and have no skills, but if my iPhone and I can manage, I’ll share pics as I can.)

Cowboy Cookies
This is an adaptation from a favorite church cookbook. (When it comes to recipes, I never could leave well enough alone.) If you don’t have any margarine on hand, by all means use all butter! These are chewy, crunchy, and of course….chocolaty!
1 stick butter
1 stick margarine
2 eggs
1 c. each brown sugar and white sugar
1 T. vanilla
Mix above ingredients in a standing mixer. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients thoroughly:
2 c. flour
1/2 t. each baking powder and salt
3/4 t. baking soda
Add to mixing bowl, along with 2 c. oatmeal (not quick oats), 2 c. chocolate chips, 1 c. coarsely chopped pecans (I break them by hand. You don’t want finely chopped.)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a small cookie scoop, put 12 scoops of dough on pan and bake at 350 for 12 minutes. You want them to just barely begin to brown when you take them out. Let them cool on the pan for a few more minutes until firm enough to remove to a rack.


Nola @ the Alamo said...

Yum! Those were my grandpa's favorites, I think of him every time I make them.

Anonymous said...

My first time hearing of this recipe and it sounds delicious!

Sandy said...

I loved your "theme" last month (& it really motivated me), but I think I'm going to like this one even better!
I have the butter out to warm up already to make some cookies very similar to these, but I think I'll try your recipe instead!