Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Baked: Cowboy Cookies

Don't you just love when the stars align and things fall into place? As a mom of three little kids, things are always a little hectic and unpredictable. So, when something works out perfectly and makes my life a little easier, I rejoice and savor the moment.

Such was the case with this week's Baked Sunday Morning selection. My oldest son had his school's end-of-year fundraiser this past Friday... an Ice Cream Social chock-full of carnival games, bouncy toys, food and fun! One of the popular events of the evening is the 'Cake Walk'.  Basically, it is musical chairs except everyone sits in a numbered chair when the music stops. If your number is called, then you win your choice of baked good from the prize table full of hundreds of cakes, cookies and brownies.

Of course, I volunteered to make a few treats for the Cake Walk. But, what to make? What to make? Hmmm... I know! How about Cowboy Cookies?! Nothing like knocking two birds out with one stone :)

These cookies were yummy and a perfect choice for a kids event. What kid (or adult for that matter) doesn't love a moist, delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with a few salty pretzel bits thrown in for good measure? Actually, since the recipe substituted pretzels for nuts, it became a much safer option for a school function. You can never be too careful with peanut allergies these days.

These cookies had a wonderfully crispy exterior with a chewy inside that was perfectly to my liking. The substitution of pretzels for nuts was clever and provided a delicious sweet/salty flavor. I will for sure make these again using pretzels, but I love cookies with nuts. So, I am going to throw some walnuts in next time and see how they bake up. I imagine they will be quite tasty since the recipe itself is oh, so good!

Stop on by the Baked Sunday Morning blog to see what my fellow bakers thought of Matt & Renato's Cowboy Cookies.

Have a Sweet Sunday!
Jaime @ The Great Cake Company


  1. Your cookies look so perfect, with just the right amount of spread and a beautiful texture! No doubt they were a huge hit with kids and adults alike!

  2. Great photos! Your cookies look wonderful!

  3. Love that you made these for a cake walk! Why not?! Agree that walnuts would be a great addition to these!

  4. I just love your pictures! I had never heard of a cake walk... my kind of walk :) great post!

  5. Lovely post! I loved these and really wanted to add nuts, too. I think I will next time, but I loved these as is.

  6. Mmm, just love those close-up shots of your cookies! They look fantastic!


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