Cowboy Cookies

These cookies pretty much have everything but the kitchen sink in them…  the hint of cinnamon and chewy coconut make them really hard to resist.  

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup shortening (i.e. Crisco – or you could substitute butter)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Feel free to use as many or as little of these ingredients as you want… I like to use all of them!

    • 1/2 cup pecans
    • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
    • 1 cup coconut

HOW TO MAKE IT

  • Using a mixer, cream the shortening and sugars
  • Add the eggs and vanilla
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon – then add them to the mixing bowl
  • Fold in the pecans, chocolate chips and coconut
  • Form the cookie dough into round dough balls as large as you desire and place on an ungreased cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart
  • Flatten the dough balls a bit with your fingertips
  • Bake at 375°F for 8-10 mins