Monday, December 17, 2012

Cookies and cookies

Cowboy Cookies, Louise Heywood

1 cup cooking oil. (use the oil- butter makes a whole different cookie)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups of flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups quick oatmeal
1/2 cup nuts- we use pecans-chopped
1 cup chocolate chips

Place flour,soda,salt and baking powder in a bowl and whisk them all until well blended.

Mix oil and sugar until well blended using a large wooden spoon or hand mixer.
add beaten egg and vanilla and beat well.
add flour mixture a bit at a time beating well.
Go back to the wooden spoon--- and stir in oats,nuts and chips.
Let rest in the fridge for about an hour.
Preheat oven to 325- bake 12- to 15 minutes- until just getting brown.
ungreased sheet, no parchment paper.

Triple Chocolate Cookies, Gary Rith

This is the one he will share- he has another one that is a big secret!

Preheat oven to 325
have at room temperature 2 sticks of butter.

2/3 cup chocolate chips
2 sticks of butter (8 ounces)
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1/2 cup nuts
1 cup of chocolate chips
More flour about 1/4 cup.

 Place 1 cup of flour, 1 tsp. baking soda and the 1/4 cup of cocoa powder in a medium size bowl and whisk  until well mixed.
Place the 2 sugars in a bowl and mix them together.
In a small bowl beat the egg and add the vanilla to it. ( I do this since I use local eggs and I never know when there might be a bad egg in the bunch.

Melt the 2/3 cup of chips in the microwave for  about 44 seconds more or less depending on your machine.
Stir in the butter, letting the butter melt into the chocolate.
add egg and stir.
add sugars and stir.
add flour mixture and stir.
at this point Gary suggest more flour - I used at least 1/4 cup more.
And stir.
Add nuts- I did not since Mark is not a fan of chocolate and nuts in baked goods.
Add 1 cup chocolate chips and stir.

We covered the bowl and placed in the refrigerator for an hour or more while we made the Cowboy cookies. Then as we rested the Cowboy cookies we baked the T.C.Chip ones.
We, Laura, dropped scoops on a baking sheet with parchment paper by using my small ice cream scoop.
( this really works well.)
We then baked for 12 minutes.

The ones right out of the refrigerator were lovely.
The last batch after sitting and getting warm were flatter, but just as tasty...

One of each of these with a cup of tea or coffee are just tasty!


Dennis Allen said...

" One of these with a cup of tea...." Oh come on now, ONE?

Lori Buff said...

Bet you can't eat just one!

Tracey Broome said...

Perfect timing, I have to go take care of Gerry's mom on Thursday, Wesley and I are going to bake these and take to them!

cookingwithgas said...

I am working on eating just one of EACH with a cup of coffee or tea. Now let's see if I can keep to that.

cookingwithgas said...

tb- let me know how they come out.

smartcat said...

Yum for the cowboy cookies! I'll divide the dough, half with chocolate, half with white chocolate......may throw in some cranberries too!

Michèle Hastings said...

Jeff is going to get a batch of those cowboy cookies for Christmas!
I sent someone who came in the co-op today in your direction... they needed a salt pig.

cookingwithgas said...

oh,smartcat that sounds like a great idea, this recipe makes a lot of cookies.

cookingwithgas said...

mich- I hope Jeff enjoys them

Linda Starr said...

Oh I miss eating cookies and pies, hum now that winter is upon us I need to get some gluten free flour and start making some stuff.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

thanks for sharing, but I think you need to double check my recipe which perhaps I shared incorrectly--it is 8 TBS butter or margerine :), which is one stick

Gary's third pottery blog said...

and the instructions should add the cocoa powder too :) and the choc. chips at the beginning need to be entirely melted

cookingwithgas said...

Hi Gary- I have a print out right here with your recipe and it says 8 ozs. I wondered it it should be 1 stick not 2 and I will try it with 1 next- 2 is good.....

Gary's third pottery blog said...

YES, I take back my comments only because if you had success with this version as you tried it, no more need be said :) Thanks!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

These are both going on the "to do" cookie list! Yes, I'm nuts enough to keep one of those. YUM!