Monday, November 14, 2016

Cowboy Cookies

 Let's have some tea and cowboy cookies today, shall we?  The burr acorns were found on a walk in a park in my neighborhood. 

 My Late Great Aunt Kitty painted this turkey when I was a teenager, when she came to visit at my parent's home for Thanksgiving.

 I so love brown transferware in the Fall.  This pretty plate is called Bountiful, by Myott, Son & Co.  

 My teacup is called Callico.  I like how the plate and teacup mix and match together.  

yield: 3 dozen large, or 6 dozen small cookiesprint recipe

Cowboy Cookies

This is a flavorful, chewy cookie, and adapted from Laura Bush's recipe. The recipe is for the full amount, but I cut it down to a third, shaped the balls of cookie dough, and froze them. You can bake the frozen dough on parchment paper, just allowing a little extra baking time.


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1 T. baking soda
  • 1 T. cinnamon
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks), at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 2 cups. chopped pecans


  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, and then gradually add the sugars to the butter, and beat about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time to the butter mixture, and then beat in vanilla.
  4. Add the flour mixture that was set aside, and stir just until combined.
  5. Add the semi-sweet chocolate chips, the oats, coconut and pecans.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes, if using a 1/4 cupful, or 13-15 minutes for 2 Tablespoons full.
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I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
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  1. I love brown transferware, too. What a pretty combination of your teacup and plate. Also love Cowboy cookies- they are one of our family favorites. Enjoy your week!

  2. Kitty I adore that turkey your aunt painted! I too am also a fan of brown transferware. I collect "Friendly Village". Thank you so much for alerting me to the commenting issue. I have set aside some time in December, while I am on school break, to completely overhaul the blog and that will hopefully resolve the issue.

  3. Your vignette is so very pretty and the cookies sound like they are a family pleaser! Enjoy your week and will look forward to Friday's post from you!

  4. Hi Kitty....Love brown anything, so I love your dishes. The turkey is a nice one and special that it was made by someone in your family! I have the Calico teapot...I wish I could come over for tea!
    Have a good week ahead.

  5. Kitty, your brown Calico teacup is so pretty! I do love that pattern by Burleigh! Yes, your brown transferware does look wonderful together. Your turkey is precious and what a lovely keepsake from your aunt. The cookies look good too. Altogether, a fabulous post, my sweet friend. Have a beautiful day.


  6. I love your Great Aunt Kitty's turkey! There used to be a woman at my office who liked turkeys so I'd pick up turkey figurines (e.g., candle holders, salt and pepper shakers, etc.) for her when I was treasure hunting. I'm also admiring your brown calico teacup. So pretty!

  7. My boys would like these cookies:@)

  8. I love the brown transferware too, and am always admiring it at antique stores. Love your Calico teacup! It's so nice to have a special piece like your handpainted turkey. I just saw a recipe for Cowboy Cookies on Pinterest this weekend. I've never heard the name before, and here you have provided a recipe too. Looks like it makes lots ... 3 cups chocolate chips!! ... I'm there ;)

  9. Ooooo...Cowboy Cookies are the favorite of mine from my mom! Love that calico cup and adorable. Great post. Love your recipe setup too.

  10. Kitty, I love your brown patterns. So rich and pretty. Mmmm cookies! I will save this recipe and try it soon. Thank you for sharing with us!

  11. Hi Kitty, What a beautiful setting for tea. I love your brown transferware. The plate and the tea cup blend so nicely. Oh how delicious the cookies look. Thank you for sharing. I love the turkey your Aunt painted. It is such a pretty piece and I know you treasure it.
    Have a great week and see you on your recipe day for the blog hop.
    Hugs and Blessings. xo

  12. Hi Kitty, lovely dish ware, and the turkey your Aunt painted is precious. Love these cookies!

  13. Oh yes, let's have some Cowboy Cookies {{smiles}} They sound and look wonderful, my friend.

    And that tea cup is oh-so-lovely! The perfect cup for an autumn day. Much love to you!

  14. Oh boy, Kitty, I want those cookies - pinning! It goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that I love your brown transferware! That floral basket was a very popular pattern in the early 20s, and I've seen it on everything from vintage handbags and compacts to linens, to tableware. I just recently (and happily) scored a few plates myself. =)

  15. Cowboy cookies are soo yummy, and your table setting is just perfect for cooler fall weather! It has been a while since I've made those cookies. Thank you for sharing the recipe. It is a good idea to freeze them in balls too, that way you can cook them as you need them. Hugs to you today!

  16. I remember the first time I had cowboy cookies and fell in love with them! My oldest daughter had a Christmas cookie exchange years ago and she made those, oooh they were delightful.
    I think I shall make these for my husband this week. :-)
    Your tea cup and saucer is beautiful, Kitty, and what a darling turkey.

    You are loved dear friend~~

  17. I remember the first time I had cowboy cookies and fell in love with them! My oldest daughter had a Christmas cookie exchange years ago and she made those, oooh they were delightful.
    I think I shall make these for my husband this week. :-)
    Your tea cup and saucer is beautiful, Kitty, and what a darling turkey.

    You are loved dear friend~~

  18. Kitty, You know I share your love for brown transferware...your Bountiful plate is a beauty along with your sweet teacup! I'll take a cookie with me to go with my coffee this morning. ♥

  19. Hi Kitty, I love that ceramic turkey and the cookies look and sound so yummy.
    Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

  20. That is one of my favorite recipes. And I love your cute turkey! How fun to have that special piece! I love Calico and transferware. A perfect teatime to me! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  21. I love that turkey and I also adore brown transferware. One day if I can find a piece or two thrifting, I will definitely buy it. Cowboy cookies sound like holiday yumminess.

  22. These cookies are perfection ♥

  23. Kitty, I love the floral arrangement with the feathers in it, and the turkey your aunt painted. A wonderful keepsake for the holiday! I am craving a homemade cookie right now. Yours look delicious. And perfect served on the brown transfer ware, another favorite for fall. xo Deborah

  24. A sweet pre-Thanksgiving vignette Kitty and the recipe for cowboy cookies looks like they will be enough to fill any guy with goodness.

  25. Hi Kitty,
    I love all your Thanksgiving/fall decorative items and I LOVE that teacup! Now that cookie recipe sounds very delicious--I mean how could you go wrong with all of those ingredients! I like that the dough can be frozen. That way you don't eat way too many cookies at once!! :) Enjoy the rest of the week--it's flying by....I am not ready for next week at all! xo

  26. LOVE those dishes sweet friend. How funny Kitty. I was going through my recipes recently and came across my granny's recipe for cowboy cookies. I thought to myself, "I need to make a batch of these". Well...maybe your post is my SIGN for sure! LOL! Hugs and blessings, and Happy Thanksgiving dear friend.

  27. Kitty, I can see from all the comments that I am the only one who has never heard of cowboy cookies and I have definitely been missing out! Chocolate, oats, and pecans all together sound scrumptious. I love the soft brown of transferware. Your friendly turkey looks like he is eyeing those cookies too! Linda

  28. I would love to try cowboy cookies, looks so yummy:) And your teacup is so pretty:)

  29. I almost made Cowboy Cookies yesterday, but had no coconut so they are just glorified chocolate chip cookies.

  30. Kitty I love that turkey and the calico brown teacup.. I have a vew piece in blue that I love.. Never seen the brown before.. Those Cowboy cookies sound lovely.. Short on butter need a bit more to make them I have everything else though. Going to make these for sure... Happy Wednesday with love Janice

  31. Oh my, these cookies look and sound SO delicious! And yes, I adore that lovely brown transfer ware...the two patterns really go so well together and are just perfect for fall. I love that you had an Aunt Kitty and I think it is so special that you get out her beautiful turkey every year. I am sure she would be so blessed by this. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving as you journey to travels too! Hugs!♥

  32. Yummy looking cookies & beautiful accoutrements, too! Your Great Aunt Kitty was an amazing seeing her hand work.
    The cookie recipe looks very similar to the one my Mom always used except she did walnuts instead of pecans. Oh & no coconut...some siblings didn't care for it. I shall make some this Christmas!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  33. This week has flown by and I'm not sure where it went. Another cute vignette and good recipe from you, Kitty. Love your brown transferware plate and Callico cup and saucer together. Your aunts hand painted turkey is a treasure.
    Look forward to your recipe tomorrow in the recipe hop.

  34. Kitty, I got some of the burr acorns free from a local pumpkin stand in October. I had never seen that kind of an acorn before. I think they are so cute! I love brown transferware for fall too. I've been lucky to find a few pieces at the thrifts now and then. Your recipe sounds like it might be the same as what some call Ranger cookies. I love them and have wanted to try making them. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

  35. These sound so tasty! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  36. These look so delicious! I love baking in the cooler fall months! If you want a fantastic Thanksgiving dessert recipe check out my blog hop selection for this week; Mascarpone Sweet Potato Pie! It is amazing!

  37. Your brown transferware is so pretty and so perfect for autumn. I've never heard of Cowboy Cookies - but the recipe is similar to one my mom makes called Dad's Cookies. Maybe Dad was a Cowboy! At any rate, they look delicious.

  38. I love cowboy cookies!
    I've never had them with coconut before but they sound delicious!

  39. Kitty, my husband would adore us both if I made a batch of your cowboy cookies today! And thanks for reminding me about freezing balls of cookie dough. I used to do that all the time, but I haven't done it in at least a year now.

  40. Dear Kitty:
    I have had company so am just now getting my comments done and love your post with the pretty tray. Your cup and saucer (like mine) is lovely as I love them so for fall. I need to freeze some cookie dough too! Great idea.

  41. Thanks so much for linking up with Full Plate Thursday! We will have an early Thanksgiving Edition on 11-22 -16, hope to see you there!
    Wishing you a bountiful Thanksgiving!
    Miz Helen

  42. Your recipe is featured on The Top Ten for Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us, enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen


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