DIY Friday: Cowboy Cookies!


These are the cookies I remember from my childhood. My mother handed this recipe down to me when I was 18 and after only a few changes here it is for you to enjoy!

2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup regular sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup shortening
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups oatmeal
12 oz chocolate chips

1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2) In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together until blended. 
3) In a large bowl cream the regular sugar, light brown sugar and shortening until smooth and fluffy.
4) Add the vanilla and then the eggs to the large bowl one at a time and mix till just blended.
5) Mix the dry ingredients into the wet in three batches. 
6) Fold in the oatmeal, then the chocolate chips until just blended.
7) Use a teaspoon to drop cookies onto the sheets.
8) Bake 8 to 15 minutes, until the edges are firm but the middle is still a bit soft.
9) Allow cookies to cool for 10 minutes on the sheet then transfer to a cooling rack.
10) Enjoy with some milk and a loved one!
Casey Kirkland

p.s. Let me know if you make them!


  1. um THANK YOU for posting this! I am always looking for new recipes. they look delicious, I can't wait to give them a shot.
    (p.s. love your art & your tattoos! I've been thinking about getting one for a year or so now either on my forearm.. or my shoulder.. or my shoulder blade.. you can see I have a lot more thinking to do haha)

  2. wow these look amazing! i am going to have to try to make them :D thanks for sharing!

  3. those are my favorite cookie!

  4. Sounds sooooooooo delicious!!! :)