Tuesday, June 20, 2017

T Stands for Cowboy Cookies

Besides calligraphy and related arts, calligraphers also excel at snacking. At workshops, everyone brings in snacks to share. My tablemate, L,  in Reggie's class made some delicious, oatmeal cookies. She called them cowboy cookies. They were loaded with pecans, chocolate chips, and coconut and are sinfully delicious. They were also extremely popular. I asked her for the recipe, and she told me the recipe was Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies.

On Sunday, L, surprised me with some cowboy cookies of my very own. I have no idea why they are called cowboy cookies other than you can make giant-sized cookies or regular size. No matter. Big or small, the cookies are so good. Help yourself. You'll want the recipe, too.

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang is up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.



33 comments:

  1. Don't ever leave a link for me to follow, or I'll be there all day reading the entire piece (recipe in this case) and comments. Never heard of Vietnam cinnamon before, and have never heard of generic butter. To me, butter is the only way to go, anyway.

    Back to the land of CJ again, these look delicious. Boy they would take a lot of baking trays to make if you leave 3" between each cookie. If lucky, I might get 7 on my small cookie sheets.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely cookie, the recipe link, your back yard (yes, I'm a voyeur), and your tea with us for T this Tuesday.

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    1. Yeah, I wouldn't bother with the giant cookies. You'd be there a week baking cookies. I'd rather bake and eat right away. I also didn't bother reading the comments of the recipe. So I'm thinking: Wait, that recipe didn't call for weird ingredients. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother with the recipe.

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  2. oh yum the cookies soud delicious-thanks for the recipe

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  3. These cookies look delicious 😀. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

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  4. I've heard of this recipe but have never had one. Today is cooking baking day for me, after I clean this house. I can finally use the vac again. Not sure if that is exciting or not. But your cookies look so yummy and I hope you have a yummy T day (but don't eat too many of these cookies). Hugs-Erika

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    1. Today, we are celebrating Father's Day as I was at the workshop on Sunday. Will be making a dessert, but not these cookies. Himself has the same reaction as Robin, below.

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    1. How can you not like coconut living in FL? :-D Himself doesn't like it either. (Had I known that might have been a deal breaker (-; ) But the beauty of this recipe is you can change it up. You can always leave the coconut out. Add other nuts, raisins, or other chip bits. I have another cowboy cookie recipe that uses butterscotch chips

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  6. Oh my, these cookies look soooooooooooo darned good! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  7. These cookies sound divine. Thanks for sharing the link to the recipe. Happy T Day!

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    1. And because they have oatmeal, they're good for you. Oatmeal helps lower cholesterol. (-;

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  8. Love your opening line..." also excel at snacking." cracked me up, and it's oh so true. My art group always brings food to share also. the cowboy cookies sound wonderful, might have to do some baking! happy T day!

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    1. I think these cookies will be a big hit with your art group

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  9. If there's such a thing as a healthy cookie, this sounds like one: oatmeal, pecans, coconut ... yum. Calligraphers "excel at snacking" - lol. That should be on a t-shirt.

    Happy T-Day, CJ! Hugs, Eileen

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    1. Traditionally the 26 Seeds class designs a tee shirt. Maybe I should suggest this for our class motto.
      :-D

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  10. I've never seen that recipe, but I love oatmeal cookies with nuts and chocolate chips. I've never had them with coconut, but it does sound tasty :) I love the view from your table.

    Happy T Tuesday!

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    1. It's a nice view. If I'm working in the sunroom, I get to watch all the birds, chipmunks, bunnies and other wildlife all day long

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  11. What you described sounds like my Grandma's Cookies...everything but the kitchen sink...lol Totally delicious.. I apologize for the flyby comment this week.. super super busy i'm afraid... unpacking the craftroom so thats good right?! Happy T day hugs! deb

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    1. Kitchen sink cookies are the best. I'd love to come and help you unpack the craftroom

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  12. great to just have a simple treat

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    1. And just the right amount of sweetness

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  13. Yummy, those cookies look and sound delicious. The main ingredients are all favourites of mine I often wonder where the names of some of our foods originate.
    We have some odd names here in the UK for cookies...Wagon Wheels, Millionaires Shortbread and Garibaldi biscuits to name a few.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. Might be fun to guess. Wagon Wheels, well that's easy because the cookies are round like wheels. Millionaires Shortbread. Hmmm, made with real butter and not margarine. Baked until golden. Garibaldi biscuits sounds like Italian biscotti. Garibaldi was instrumental in uniting Italy during their war for independence

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  14. These cookies look so yummy! Thank you!

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  15. Those cookies look delish! Of course I went straight to the récipe and spent/wasted a happy half hour looking through the site. I wish I could get the ingredients for this cookie and I would make it tonight. We don't have pecans and I have never Heard of sweetened coconut flakes. We can get dried grated coconut. That might work. And I could use cashews instead of pecans....
    But thanks. Saturday is my baking day, and I'll let you know how they turn out.
    Sorry I'm late commenting at the T-party.
    A belated happy T-Day and have a good week,
    Lisca

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    1. The beauty of this recipe is you can customize it to taste. You could use the regular, unsweetened coconut flakes. Substitute whatever nut you like: walnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts. Hope you bake the cookies and let us know how they turned out. Sounds like a good T Day post. (-;

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  16. Your cookie looks great and by the look of the recipe with all the nuts and oatmeal I could pretend they were okay for me to eat! I may try them with an alternative to sugar! A very belated Happy T Day to you, Chrisx

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    1. It a cookies has oatmeal in it, it must be good for you. :-D

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