Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cowboy Bunny Cookies

This used to be a Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie recipe, that I got from a friend (and I think she got it from the Quaker Oatmeal container) but I've changed it so entirely, that it's mine now. It's like a Cowboy Cookie, and we've been reading Cowboy Bunnies by Christine Loomis this week, so that's what I've dubbed them.

Oh, and they are incredible. Light, crunchy on the outside and chewy / soft on the inside. Lovely and delicious!

Cowboy Bunny Cookies

1 c. shortening
2 c. organic sugar or raw sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbs. vanilla
2 1/2 c. quick oats (not rolled oats)
1 c. rice Krispies cereal
1/2 c. roasted salted cashew pieces
1/2 c. unsweetened coconut (like Bob's Red Mill)
1 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
dash Kosher flake salt
1/2 bag milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375-degrees F. Cream shortening and sugar, add eggs and vanilla and mix. Mix in oatmeal, then add Krispies, cashews and coconut. Next add flour, soda, powder, salt and chips. Scoop about 2 Tbs. out and shape into balls. Place 12 on each pan and bake for approximately 10 minutes. Cool on pan 1 min, and transfer to rack to cool.


Jen said...

Mmmmmm, we were JUST heading upstairs to make oatmeal cookies with chocolate and butterscotch chips in them but maybe we will try this instead! We will have to alter the recipe a bit due to what we have in the house so I will let you know how they turn out! If this recipe is anything like what you brought me in the hospital then they are awesome!

Jen said...

OK, these are truly yummy. We made a few changes but surprisingly, we had most of the stuff on hand!
our changes:
slightly less than 1 C butter
baker's sugar
whole oats
sweetened coconut
1/3 bag semi-sweet choco.
1/2 bag butterscotch chips



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