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Cowboy Cookies

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.

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  1. mjpuzzlemom says:

    These look good. DO you know if they would work with butter instead of shortning?

  2. I have never tried them with butter. It should work, it just may change the texture a little. I have used butter in place of shortening in other cookies and it worked fine. You could use 1/2 and 1/2 the first time to see how it the butter does. If you try it with butter let me know how they turn out.

  3. These look delicious! I’ve book marked them. Thanks!


  4. Oh these look SO good, I’ve bookmarked them 🙂

  5. Do you freeze these after you bake them?

    • @Tammy, Yes these freeze well after you bake them. I have frozen other cookie doughs before, but I have not frozen this dough, just after baking. I hope that helps.

  6. Jill Oldehoeft says:

    YOur picture has M & M’s but the recipe only has choc chips??

    • I mentioned M&M’s in the post, but you are right they are not in the recipe. I just added them. If you want them in the recipe I use 1 cup or so. You can use them in place of the chocolate chips or for extra chocolate use both.

  7. Jill Oldehoeft says:

    Hi- how much does this yield? Thank you!

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