Cowboy Cookies

Here's a sweet Western treat, straight from the hill country of Texas.

Posted in , Jun 21, 2012

Cowboy Cookies

Here's your chance to try the recipe that helped to launched Marilyn's thriving bakery, Mrs. Bush's Pie Co.


1 c. light brown sugar1 tsp salt
1 c. white sugar1 tsp baking soda
7 Tbs soft butter1½ c. dry oatmeal
½ c. Crisco shortening1 c. coconut flakes
2 eggs¼ c. chopped walnuts
1½ tsp vanilla¼ c. chopped pecans
1½ c. flour 


1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugars, shortening, butter, eggs and vanilla.

2. In a smaller bowl mix flour, salt and baking soda, then add to sugar mixture and beat about a minute longer.

3. In a large stainless steel bowl, mix the oatmeal, coconut and nuts. Add creamed mixture to dry mixture and mix well.

4. Drop large tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 to 15 minutes.

Makes 18 cookies.

Nutritional Information (per single cookie):  Calories: 270; Fat: 14g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Sodium: 260mg; Total Carbohydrates: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 21g; Protein: 3g.

Don't miss Marilyn's inspiring story about using her home baking skills to launch a successful business (she shares another delicious recipe, too).


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