Chocolate Chip Crunchewy Cookies, Cowboy Cookies, and more

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So yesterday I kicked off “Sweet Treat Week” with bars and brownies. Today it’s cookies! This recipe was developed by an 8 year old Iowa boy, named Alex along with his mom Amy Hilmes. It recipe won first place in a state fair contest. So, I figured it had to be a winner.

Part of the reason I picked this cookie is because of the interesting ingredients in the recipe. I have never made a cookie with Capt’n Crunch cereal in it. I thought it would be interesting to try and would definitely be different for you to take to a holiday party or cookie exchange.

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The chocolate chip crunchewy cookies were yummy.

It’s a very crisp and crunchy cookie. Similar to that of a Chips Ahoy cookie. I loved the flavor and crunch of this cookie, but I would recommend altering it slightly. I thought the cookie was a little salty, so I’d reduce the salt to start with. Then, as I was scooping the cookies, as I got down to the bottom of the bowl I was left with a lot of chocolate chips, Capt’n Crunch, etc. and no batter to go with it. I think there was a little too much of all the “mix in” ingredients. So, I highly recommend reducing some of the amounts. I have made suggestions off to the side in the recipe below.

I am also including a recipe for Cowboy Cookies. They’re a delicious cookie that my father-in-law makes all the time.  He is famous for these cookies and his yummy omelets. This is a delicious variation of a chocolate cookie. I still can’t figure out why mine don’t taste as good as his. I finally decided his taste better because I didn’t have to make them!

3 Cowboy Cookies
  • Easy Sugar Cookies – this recipe requires no rolling or cutting. They are great plain or topped with frosting. You could even use food coloring in the dough to make them look festive.
  • Cake Mix Cookies – this fun cookies all starts with a cake mix.  The variations are endless.   There are all kinds of fun mix ins you can find at the store on the baking isle to add to these.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies – this is my favorite classic chocolate chip cookie recipe.
  • Root Beer Cookies – a yummy cookie version with root beer flavor.
  • Peanut Butter Cookies – my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe.  Make them with or without chocolate chips.
  • Homemade Oreos – these yummy cookies can be made festive by coloring the filling red or green.
  • Sugar Cookies – this is my go to recipe for cut out sugar cookies.
  • Ginger Snaps – another classic. Another of my go to recipes.  It’s nice and chewy.
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – another family favorite.  Also yummy to make with cinnamon chips.
  • Burke’s Crunch Cookies – another fun twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie with Rice Krispie and coconut.
Dinner’s on Me Cookie Exchange 2009?


With this post I am also participating in a virtual cookie exchange! What could be better, the actual cookies or course, but this is still fun.  Just imagine taking a big bite of the cookie below with a big glass of milk to chase it down.  There’s your virtual cookie exchange.

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Chocolate Chip Crunchewy Cookies

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Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup shortening butter flavor vegetable
  • 1-1/2 cups C&H Pure Cane Golden Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp.milk
  • ¾ cup peanut butter creamy style (reduced- fat OK)
  • 1 tsp.vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt I’d reduce this to at least 3/4 tsp.
  • ¾ tsp.baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups oats old-fashioned rolled (I’d reduce this to 1 cup)
  • ½ cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 cup Cap`n Crunch cereal
  • 1 12 oz. pkg. mini chocolate chips, mini (I’d reduce it to 1 cup)
  • ½ cup toffee bits
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Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter cookie sheets or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In bowl of electric mixer, combine first six ingredients and beat on medium speed until creamy.
  • Add flour, salt, and baking soda and combine. Add oats, Rice Krispies, and Cap’n Crunch and mix.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and toffee bits by hand.
  • Drop batter by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Using a spoon, slightly flatten the tops of the cookies.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on the sheets for two minutes; then cool completely on cooling rack.
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Cowboy Cookies

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup walnuts or can do more chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In  large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the shortening,  brown sugar, and sugar.
  • Add vanilla and the egg  and beat until well blended.
  • Mix in the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder.
  • Add oats, nuts, chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  • Spoon cookie mixture onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
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