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Colorado Cowboy Cookies


2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped toasted walnuts (about 4 ounces)

Whisk first 5 ingredients in medium bowl to blend, then set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and both sugars in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Add dry ingredients and beat until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Cover dough and chill 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 F. Form dough into balls, using 1/4 cup dough for each. Place on greased baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Flatten with hand to 3-1/2-inch rounds. Bake 10-15 minutes or until cookies are golden brown around edges and firm in center. Transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.

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Reviews of Colorado Cowboy Cookies:

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  Bob Marley  Jan 31, 2011
Would make this again.
The best cookies! May beat the best cookier in my house and im the worse! :) But i did put more vanallia and choclate... LOVE THEM 1000 stars! :o mmmmmm 5 stars

  Leslie in Colorado!  Jun 29, 2010
Would make this again.
These are from Maida Heatter's book of great chocolate desserts. I have made them for >20 years. Yield is never enough.
I use extra vanilla, twice as much chocolate chips (or m&ms) and skip the nuts-the oatmeal gives a nutty flavor and my husband is allergic to nuts.
5 stars

  Kylee & Lauren in Pennsylvania  Mar 21, 2009
Would make this again.
Our batch only made 22.
I guess our balls were bigger than everyone else's.
3 stars

  Zoya in Maryland  Jan 5, 2009
Would make this again.
These cookies were a huge hit with my office! One guy begged me for an extra dozen. I also made these for a Christmas cookie swap. A semi-faithful reproduction of the recipe yielded over two dozen monster cookies per batch. 5 stars

  Kristina in Pennsylvania  Dec 18, 2008
Would make this again.
These cookies were good, but I wouldn't call them great.
I eat them if someone else made them, but I wouldn't bake them again.
3 stars

   Dec 17, 2008
Would make this again.
Big hit for our cookie exchange!!!
Well make them again......five stars
5 stars

   Dec 16, 2008
Would make this again.
These cookies are great. I substituted 1.5 cup white chocolate chips, 1 cup of chopped pecans, and 1 bag (1.25 cups) of craisins for the choc chips & walnuts. One batch made 3 dozen cookies. 5 stars

   Dec 10, 2008
Would make this again.
I just finished my first batch. It is only the second coookie this grandpa has ever baked. Substituted craisens for the walnuts. Fantastic. I know the kids will love them 5 stars

  caroline in new jersey  Sep 24, 2008
Would make this again.
great cookies! a little bit too sweet. also work well with milk chocolate chips! 5 stars

  Kay in Oklahoma  Dec 25, 2007
Would make this again.
I received the dry ingredients layered in a christmas jar from one of my students. I made the cookies and took them to my son's house for Christmas. They were a big hit. 5 stars

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