With the arrival of autumn and cooler weather, I feel it is the perfect time to enjoy some baking. Truth be told, I love to bake all year, but there is a particular coziness when the air is crisp outside and the kitchen is warmed by home-made goodness, filling the house with sweet, comforting aromas.
Over the weekend, I baked a batch of cowboy cookies to share with friends. I found the recipe in a cookbook, "Great Recipes from Texas", that I purchased at a garage sale. While it was only my second time to make them, they were a huge hit! Colton has declared them to be his absolute favorite cookie. They have everything good in them-- chocolate chips, cinnamon, oats, coconut, and pecans. I thought I would share the recipe with you here should you like to try them.
First I must warn you that this recipe makes a LOT of cookies! But I am of the opinion that one can never have too many cookies. They are perfect for sharing or taking to gatherings, and although I have yet to try it (they always disappear before I get a chance), I'm sure they could be frozen for later. I have never tried to halve this recipe, but I have frozen cookie dough with success, so that is an option too. Expect about 8 dozen cookies from this recipe!