I really have not been cooking too much lately. Well, I have been cooking, just not anything too exciting. I feel like I have just been trying to catch up on things since I got back from vacation and then had a house full of company.
I thought I would post a cookie recipe that I made and put in the freezer to use when our company came. We did not end up needing them for our visitors, so I still had some in the freezer. This morning I was trying to find things to put in my husband’s lunch and remembered I had some of these cookies in the freezer. I was so glad I did.
Now we can enjoy some cookies today without heating up the oven.
I know my posts have not been very healthy lately. I hope to get back to cooking healthier next week. But maybe these are healthy they have oatmeal in them.
There are lots of version of Cowboy Cookies but this is the one I like. This recipe was one I remember from when I was growing up. My best friend’s mom used to make them a lot. I remember her using M&M’s in hers. That is also my favorite way to make them.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup shortening or oil ( I use shortening)
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 package chocolate chips
- 1 cup M&M’s
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 2 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup nuts
Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, stir, add oatmeal stir, then chips and nuts. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Enjoy!