Monday, November 5, 2012

Cowgirl Cookies

These beauties are the result of some cabinet purging.

Before I go any further, I need to apologize for all the crazy text on the pictures. I was experimenting. If you'd like you can vote for your favorite in the comment section. I'm really attracted to this first photo because I like the white text. It's so bright and sharp, and I didn't really like the others because the red doesn't match the red in the photo exactly. I tried.

So I was purging my cabinets yesterday because I painted them. I couldn't just throw everything back in there once I was done, and I had just enough butterscotch and chocolate chips and coconut to make these cookies. 

I have been busy with theses cabinets for the past four weekends. Here's the before: (iPhone photo)

Ugly, standard, builder's cabinets. Gross. 

The project started because of the tiny space I have between the refrigerator and the stove. I like to do all my prep right there, and there is not enough light there because I cast a shadow over the work space when the lights are on. Under cabinet lighting to the rescue! But before I do that, shouldn't I paint the cabinets? I don't want to install my lights and then take them down again! Why yes, you should paint the cabinets. 

So this is the first stage of my little kitchen transformation. 

Lights! These are the exact lights I bought. FYI they do come in white, but I didn't know that at the time.

I painted the underside of all the cabinets first and got the lights installed. I really needed them and couldn't wait.

Then I got busy painting. I used Heavy Cream from Martha Stewart's line of colors at Home Depot.

The kitchen feels soooo much bigger now! Such an easy fix, too!!

I would also like to repaint the walls and recaulk the counter tops. Still deciding on what to do with the counter...paint? have my sweet, sweet Daddy install a prefab piece...I'll keep you posted. To be continued...

So these cookies were cooling on the counter in the pictures.

You can also think of them as a 7-Layer Bar in a cookie.

Cowgirl Cookies
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup sweetened coconut

Arrange oven racks to upper and lower thirds. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I got out my commercial bar pans and silpats. You shouldn't bake directly on the pans because they're aluminum and that's not good for your brain, people. Get a silpat or use parchment paper.

I used my kitchenaid stand mixer. Beat the butter and sugars. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Add in the baking soda and baking powder. (I just realized I didn't use salt- oops! You can add one teaspoon of salt if you like.) Add in the flour and beat for two minutes. Now add in your oats, semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and coconut. Mix it to combine it-30 seconds should do it. I used my smallest cookie scoop. Drop dough onto your preferred cookie pan. 

Bake for five minutes. Rotate the pan and bake for six minutes more. Let the cookies cool on the pan for at least five minutes before moving them to the cooling rack.

If you would prefer to make Cowboy Cookies, add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts.

Eat it. 


  1. Wow, that cookie packs quite a punch. Just like a cowgirl. I like the second photo best. Yes, the white says clean and crisp, but nothing says cowgirl {or cowboy} like red and brown. Perfect font, too. Now I want some of these cookies. No nuts,though. Cause I'm a girl. lol

  2. Your new kitchen looks soooo cute!! Isn't it crazy what a can of paint can do?! The cookies look great too! I love the name, Cowgirl Cookies. Adorable!!

  3. I love a make over! Horay for new kitchens! These cookies look awesome, loving the ingredients. I need to get cracking on making some cookies!