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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cowgirl Cookies



I have been trying to come up with a new cookie recipe for the Farmer's Market and I wanted to create a Cowgirl cookie to complement the popular Cowboy Cookies. I made a variation of oatmeal cookies using Chai Spice and adding coconut, dried cranberries and vanilla chips. It was okay but didn't have the Wow! I was looking for.

Then, the other day, Tammy at Our Neck of the Woods posted a recipe for Maple Brown Sugar Granola Cookies that got my creativity going. If you haven't visited Tammy's blog yet, you really should, it's great! Oh, and I admit to totally stealing her idea of tying a ribbon around the cookies for their photo shoot. (blush) I'm always on the lookout for food styling ideas, thanks Tammy!!

These cookies have the Wow! with the addition of the granola and the Chai Spice and what Cowgirl can resist dark chocolate and dried cranberries? I know a certain Cowboy who even gave them a thumbs up! ;)

Cowgirl Cookies                **Click here to print this recipe**

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups Baking Mix
4 cups granola, homemade or store bought (I used homemade)
1 1/2 teaspoons Chai Spice
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add Baking Mix, granola and Chai Spice; mix well. Stir in cranberries and dark chocolate chips; mix well. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for one minute on cookie sheet then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookes. I flattened each cookie slightly so they would spread out a little more.

Sharing with The Country Homemaker Hop, Rural ThursdayFarmgirl Friday and the Farm Girl Blog Fest.

23 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I saw that recipe on Tammy's blog - it does sound good! And yours does as well. I have a chai cake recipe and it's really delicious.

Buttons said...

I did see Tammy's cookies and loved those cookies now with Wow I am excited at the prospect of making and eating. B

Jennifer said...

They sure do look and sound great... beautiful pic btw :)

Evelyn S. said...

Well, I'm printing this recipe, Candy! I do love Cowboy Cookies, but these sound delicious. (Chai spice? Not sure where to get that.)

Evelyn S. said...

Back again.... I hadn't clicked on the links in the recipe when I posted my comment. Can't wait to try these. And your food staging is beautiful. ;-)

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

I follow Tammy and now follow you !Found you through the Country Homemaker. I would LOVE for you to come share at my weekly Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/11/farm-girl-blog-fest-7.html

Lisa
Fresh Eggs Daily

SweetLand Farm said...

looks good! never tried a chai spice before. thanks for sharing!

edenhills said...

These look delicious! I totally love the ribbon idea too. I might have to steal it also. :-)

Madge Bloom said...

Mmmm... sounds and looks SO yummy... love the ribbon, that makes it look like a gift! :-)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Candy! Thank you soooo much for the shout-out! You are too sweet! And no worries on borrowing my idea - I stole it from photos I've seen on pinterest! haha. I'm always looking for food styling tips as well.

Your photo is beautiful - the cookies look soooo yummy and I love the ingredients in the background. I'm going to try making my own granola soon so I'll have to save some for these cookies :) I love chai so I can't wait to try it out!

Tanya said...

is that sweet little batch of cookies all wrapped in the pretty ribbon all for me? aw, you shouldn't have!
oh, these look yummy!

Susan said...

Those cookies sound so delicious! I haven't used chai spice either, but I bet it's wonderful. Thanks for the idea(s)!

Ida said...

These look and sound quite yummy.

Kristina said...

The recipe sounds like a good one. Thanks.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I dearly love chai so those cookies must be FABuLOUS!

nancy said...

Great idea!

Alica said...

I would love to be a taste tester for those cookies!

Marie said...

Oh, these sound delicious!!!! I have to try them. Can't wait to do so. I'll see you Sunday...sure hope it doesn't rain!!!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Those look great! I love the pretty bow around a little stack of them. It would be perfect for leaving on a co-worker's desk one morning!

Ellie said...

Oh I love to find a new cookie recipe and these look and sound great.
I've never heard of chai spice before - thanks for sharing :))

Lisa Lynn said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing your new recipe :)

Nancy Claeys said...

I admire those that can come up with their own recipes -- this sounds great Candy!

Anne Payne said...

Those look and sound delicious. I've never been brave enough to modify a cookie recipe too much, other than adding chocolate chips or nuts.