cowgirl cookies


i know.

i’m a day late than what i’ve been posting.

and i was on a good roll….

BUT it’s totally for a good reason.

see i participated in the great food blogger cookie swap this year. and today’s the day to share the recipes with everyone!

i’m totally jazzed that i participated in the cookie swap this year. aside from being a really fun idea, this year all the bloggers paired up with cookies for kids’ cancer which raises money to fund finding new ways to treat pediatric cancer. how awesome is that?

so what exactly is the great food blogger cookie swap you ask?

well it’s really simple…. you sign up to participate and then lindsey and julie match you with a total of six food bloggers, three for you to send a dozen cookies to and three that send you a dozen cookies. so doubly awesome!!

i was paired with maggie over at mag-pie’s and more, jad over at new south food company and deanna over at a teaspoon of spice. they were the (hopefully) happy recipents of some cowgirl cookies. when i decided that i was going to participate i knew whatever i made had to come with an extra bonus. and i’m totally obsessed with the idea of giving mixes in a jar so these were a natural to make. i mean how much fun is it to not only receive the cookies but to get a jar so you can make some cookies later?! awe.some.

cowgirl cookies

cowgirl cookies

  • 1 c flour
  • 1/3 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c cooking oats
  • 3/4 c m&m’s
  • 3/4 c peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 c light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 c (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. preheat oven to 350F. line a baking sheet with parchment paper / silpat.
  2. mix all the dry ingredients into a bowl. in a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until just incorporated.
  3. roll the dough into 1 1/2 in balls and place 2 in apart on the prepared cookie sheet. bake 10 min; remove from oven and let cool slightly before removing to a cooling rack.

and if you want to gift the jar of mix to someone, it’s so simple. just add the following layers into a 1 qt mason jar being sure to really pack everything down and pass along the directions along with the wet ingredient list:

  1. flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt – mixed together
  2. oats
  3. m&m’s
  4. peanut butter chips
  5. brown sugar
  6. white sugar

so that’s what i made… what did i receive you ask?


julie over at pb fingers sent me my first package which had her grandmother’s(!) sugar cookie recipe. i totally think she did her grandmother proud!!

next up was maivy over at maivy’s musings sent me what she called “i want to marry you” cookies. they were chock full of oats and all kinds of chocolately toffeey (totally a word!) goodness.

and finally jess over at little house big heart sent soft and chewy gingersnaps. i’m convinced that she just KNEW how much i love gingersnaps. i mean for real.

and at least to me, the very best part of this was it totally inspired me to do a cookie exchange with my girlfriends. i absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of getting us together and eating cookies and gossiping. it was an absolute great time and i’m really really really loooking forward to creating an annual tradition with all of us…


recipe adapted from: bakerella

3 thoughts on “cowgirl cookies

  1. I was the fortunate recipeant of your cowgirl cookies – let’s just say they didn’t even last a day in my house! And it was thoughtful of you to send the recipe card & a jar with the mix in it – gonna make more this weekend! Funny, I also received Julie’s grandma’s sugar cookies and Jess & Kevins gingersnaps- loved every single cookie I got 🙂 Happy Cookie Swap!

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