Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cowgirl Cookies

I need cookies, lots of cookies, to brighten my day. I thought Spring had sprung, but he had a mean trick for us here in Missouri. Yesterday was almost 70 degrees. My girls wore shorts to school with a light jacket.... then this morning we woke up to freezing temperatures and snow covering the ground with lots more snow predicted for this evening :( I want warm weather and sunshine! How are we suppose to pour a basement when the weather is so wet? How depressing. At least I have some tasty cookies to keep me company. Hmm.... is that a good or a bad thing?! As delicious as these are they will probably add a smile to my face and a few inches to my butt. Enjoy :)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup m&m's (I used the Valentines mix I bought on sale)
1 Hershey's bar grated

Preheat oven to 350. Grease baking sheets. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually stir in the sifted ingredients. Stir in the rolled oats, grated chocolate and m&m's. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing.


Mhel said...

Those cute cookies are for grabs! I like the presentation. So chic. I love the Grandpa mint brownies too....

Stopping by from SITS. Happy Saturday Sharefest!!

Chris said...

Oh well I won't tell you what the weather is like here, don't want to rub it in;)

Very cute presentation with the ribbon.

Sassy Pants Freckle Face said...

Nummy! I know the weather is being very cruel with my done with winter heart!

cannot wait to see what you bake up next ;)

happy Sharefest SITS

Lynda said...

The cookies are perfect Heidi! I agree about our weather; we have big fat flakes falling and it is sticking to the streets. I can't wait for spring!

Julie said...

Yum! Call me a cowgirl and pass me a cookie :)

teresa said...

mmm, cookies like this can keep me company any time of the year!

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Krista said...

Our weather teased us last week too. Then this weekend...yuck! These cookies are so cute and they sound wonderful! I love the oats, chocolate bar, and m&m's in here. YUM!

Sook said...

I need cookies to brighten my day! Could you send me some?? :)

Tiffanee said...

Yum! These look very delicious! Love the presentation. You are SO GOOD!!

Patty said...

These look delicious, any particular reason they're called "cowgirl"?

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh how cookies would do me good, ok my spirit but not my rear ... lol!

I'm loving this recipe :)

Katy ~ said...

I am with you, cookies brighten my day. I love cookies! These look so good. Love the bright M&Ms in these. And cowgirl cookies? Love the name! Saddle up. It's cookie time.