Friday, 30 March 2018

Cowboy Cookies : No Yeehaw From Me


I don't know why these are called Cowboy Cookies and according to Joy of Baking, these are also known as Ranger Cookies, Kitchen Sink Cookies (what a name!) and Everything Cookies.

Apparently, former First Lady Laura Bush had a hand in making these cookies popular when her Cowboy Cookies recipe won over Tipper Gore's Ginger Snap recipe in Family Circle's Magazine cookie bake-off back in 2000 during the presidential campaign.


What I like is that these cookies are loaded with oats, nuts, raisins, shredded dried coconut and chocolate chips. I made the full recipe but baked only a small batch for obvious reasons. Yup, my pants are getting tight at the waist, hips and thighs because I have been stuffing my face with cookies (and other carb-rich stuff).


I have reduced the sugar by quite a bit as the original recipe calls for 240g sugar to 260g flour. But to be fair, there is also 480g of rolled oats in the recipe which I have halved because I thought that was too much oats.


I'm afraid that I was underwhelmed by these cookies. I should have enjoyed them but somehow....they did not taste that good. Maybe my guilty conscience dulled my capacity for cookie pleasure. So don't take my word for it.

The remainder of the cookie dough was divided into 3 portions and kept in the freezer. Hopefully the next time I bake me some Cowboy Cookies, I get that yeehaw! feeling.

Cowboy Cookies
Recipe source : Adapted from Joy of Baking

Ingredients :
- 250g self-raising flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 120g walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 cup dessicated cocount
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I think 1 cup would be better)
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 227g butter, softened (I used salted)
- 60g caster sugar
- 95g brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method :
1. Using a plastic spoon or spatula (or handmixer), cream butter and both sugars until creamy.
2. Add vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
3. Add flour and fold to form a dough.
4. Then fold in oats, walnuts, dessicated coconut, chocolate chips and raisins.
5. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop cookie dough onto a lined baking tray.
6. Bake at 160C for 16 minutes or until the cookies are browned. Bake longer for crispier cookies.

26 comments:

  1. Sighhhh!!! My comment disappeared again! :(

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    1. I'm so sorry about that. Don't know what happened :(

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  2. could it be that you adjusted the recipe that the cookies do not taste as good?

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    1. I don't think so. I think's it's just my tastebuds going haywire >.<

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  3. This is like a hybrid of two of your recent cookies....Cornflakes (Chocolate Chip) Cookies & Cranberry (Oatmeal) Cookies.....yeehaw! ;D

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    1. Oh yeah, it does look like it hah..hah..

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  4. Usually those recipes use so much sugar and ingredients. I also adjust the portion accordingly because I think they are too sweet to my liking.

    Cowboy cookies. What a name.

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    1. American recipes, the amount of sugar is amazing!

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  5. Your cowboy cookies look good le! Maybe you can name it Yeehaw cookies! Lol!

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  6. Oats, nuts, raisins, shredded dried coconut... some of my fave ingredients.

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    1. Yes, great ingredients for overnight oats too!

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  7. Hi Phong Hong, according to this website https://freefoodtips.com/how-to-measure-rolled-oats-with-cups/, a cup of rolled oats should weigh about 90gm. 240ml is the volume of a cup. Maybe that’s why your cookies were not yee haw? I’ve tried baking Maida Heatter’s Colorado Cowboy Cookies and they were delicious....crispy on the sides with chewy centers.

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    1. Hi Su! I find cup measurements not accurate and I did have my doubts on the conversion in some recipes, Anyway....I'll check out the cookies you mentioned. Thanks!

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  8. Now I'm wondering about kitchen sink cookies.

    I suppose the recipes called for putting everything in for that cookie? :P

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    1. Must be right? Kitchen sink got all sorts of rubbish hah..hah...

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  9. Wow, looks like yummy cookies. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Yummy cookies again !! Loving it !

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  11. These are so yummy! I really love all your cookies with rolled oats, chocolate chips, raisins and etc. It is my kind of cookies. I am sure by having these cookies, I will have enough fuel to run my 10KM. How I wish I stay near you!

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    1. Yannie can eat more since Yannie will burn them all up with exercise!

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  12. Bolehlah tiru resepi ni utk this coming Hari Raya hihi.... Tak payah letak tepung jagung ke LL?

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    1. Yang ni tak letak tepung jagung, Hainom.

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  13. Another yummy cookie you made, Phong Hong! I will want to try out this recipe as well. I should make a list of all the things I would want to make...just need time, and focus, focus on more baking!

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    1. I bet the one you cake would be awesome, Elisabeth!

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