Cookie Of The Day, Cookies

Cowboy Roundup! Cookie of the Day

November 4, 2008

I love the Martha website, and I visit it often for ideas and inspiration. I love checking out the cookie of the day! I found this weeks cookie of the day, Nov. 2nd, “Cowboy Cookies” and it looked de-licous! I have been wanting to make it since Sunday!..But I thought I would wait a day or so after eating so many chocolates leftover from Halloween! I also happened to have all the ingredients on that was a plus! These weren’t too sweet so they were just right after the weekend. I would recommend you whip up a batch for your cowboys! (and cowgirls!)

The little cowboy hat was the added touch! Jordan bought me a necklace that came in this little cowboy hat jewelry box for a Christmas present when we first stared dating! I added some ribbon to it for the photo =)

Try these! And you’ll be sure to roundup a group of hungry people!

From the Martha Stewart Living: Cookie of the Day

Makes about 5 dozen ( I didn’t even come close to 5 unless you make them really tiny don’t think it will get this many cookies!)


  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut into 1/4-inch chunks (1 cup)
  • 3 ounces (3/4 cup) pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

I also added some Raisins.. to trick me into thinking their healthy! I also used about 2 tbsp. apple sauce as I didn’t have quite enough butter. These are yummy!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray, line with parchment, and spray parchment. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder into a medium bowl.
  2. Beat butter and sugars with a mixer on medium-high until pale and creamy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to medium. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
  3. Reduce speed to low, and slowly add flour mixture, beating until just incorporated. Beat in oats, chocolate, pecans, and coconut until combined. (Dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.)
  4. Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop or a small spoon, drop dough onto baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart.
  5. Bake until edges of cookies begin to brown, 11 to 13 minutes. Transfer baking sheets to wire rack, and let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks. Let cool. (Cookies can be stored up to 3 days.)

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  • Reply Minja November 5, 2008 at 1:31 AM

    Looks beautiful ! 🙂

  • Reply alicia November 5, 2008 at 9:40 AM

    Thanks 🙂

  • Reply dawn November 5, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    OK that cowboy hat is too cute!
    I have seen these cookies all over blogger-land and I must try them because they look the absolute best here. Great, no, awesome photos!

  • Reply alicia November 5, 2008 at 10:35 PM

    Thanks! haha it’s my first kind of artsy photo for the site, except for the halloween ones which jordan took. But I put a little more effort into them, seeing as how they need to be acceptable for tastespotting. Apparently you don’t have to just be a baker, but also a professional photographer as well to get onto it! haha. So thanks again! And Im glad i kept the cowboy hat, 4 years! thanks for looking 🙂 I would definitely give these a try, they are good!

  • Reply Shari November 7, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Those looks great!

  • Reply Melissa March 6, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Hey cousin…so these are my new cookies. I have made them a few times and always get rave reviews. I add dried cranberries instead of raisins. They were a huge hit on our winter camping trip last fall. 🙂

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