These cookies were coined cowboy cookies because boys love them, but the love of these cookies is definitely not gender exclusive. This recipe makes 24 very large cookies. I live with 9 girls and these cookies were gone within 5 minutes. I learned this recipe from Tweety Eastland, the director of Camp Mystic. I attended Camp Mystic for 12 years. Ten years as a camper and 2 years as a counselor. The camp is an all girls Christian camp. I have had some of the best times of my life there and just thinking about that place fills me with warm memories. These cookies always brings that Mystic spirit back to life in me. The secret is to bake with love!
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar ( I normally omit this extra cup)
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups Quaker Oats (old fashioned)
6 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Cream margarine and sugars by hand (it helps if you heat the margarine up a little). Add eggs and mix. Add oatmeal, chocolate chips and vanilla extract. Mix until well blended. Bake for 8 minutes. They will still be gooey, but they continue baking once they’re out of the oven! YUMMY!