chocolate chips

Cowboy Cookies

cowboy cookies
Makes 5-6 dozen


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbl baking soda
  • 1 Tbl cinnamon
  • 1 Tbl baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbl vanilla
  • 3 cups chocolate chips
  • 3 cups oats
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 2 cups pecans

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs and the vanilla and beat until well blended. Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Add oats, nuts, chocolate chips and coconut, mix until combined. Spoon cookie mixture onto greased foil lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Bars

sweet potato cookies
Serves 24
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups oatmeal (uncooked)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 2/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup cooked mashed sweet potato
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Mix flour, oatmeal, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add brown sugar and mix again. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stir until fully mixed. Mix in chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout dough. Drop onto a well-greased cookie sheet and spread into a well-greased aluminum pan. (If making cookies, flatten slightly because they don't spread much). Bake for about 30minutes. Adjust time depending on if you want a chewy or crunchy texture. (Bake for 16 minutes if making cookies.) Let cool, then cut into individual bars. (Transfer cookies using spatula)

Optional: These can be customized by adding nuts, dried fruits, or different types of chocolate.