Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cowboy Cookies for My Lineman

My hubby has to travel for his work and has been gone all week and I am missing my man. He is a tall, dark and rugged handsome lineman, living in a house full of women. Even our dogs are female. No bother for him, he is our balance. I miss him and made his favorite cookies for him. He'll be home in 3 hours and five or so minutes.

Love from me to him for taking care of his family. I am one of the lucky ones. Gosh can you tell I miss him? Absence does make the heart grow fonder. Okay I'll stop now.
These are so yummy and basically a chocolate chip cookie with oatmeal in it. The recipe is below.

Love this too. My cookie scoop from Pampered Chef!!

Cowboy Cookies

  • 1/2 lb. butter
  • 1 c. dark brown sugar
  • 1.c granulated sugar (you can cut these to 3/4 for a less sweet cookie but this is the orig. recipe)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 c. chocolate chips
  • 1 c. oatmeal
  • (if you like nuts add 1/2 c. or so of your choice)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease some cookie sheets. (I use the butter wrappers). Cream the butter, then gradually add the two sugars, beating until light and smooth. Beat in the egg and the vanilla. Mix the flour, oatmeal, salt, and baking soda together and add it to the first mixture, blending well. Stir in the nuts (optional) and the chocolate chips. Drop by scoops or about a tsp. onto the cookie sheets about an inch apart and bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.


  1. Yummy! My DH (dear husband) is the only source for testosterone in our family, too, LOL. We have two girls and a girl dog. I think it's sweet you baked him some cookies to welcome him home :D Thanks so much for posting the recipe. I love oatmeal and chocolate chips!

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog and now I am a follower of yours! Your blog is so delightful! I love my PC cookie scoop as well! The cookies look yummy!
    I will have to read more!

  3. Hi there, love your blog and your cookie recipe, I just printed it up. I've been craving homemade cookies and these are just what the doctor ordered. :-)

    I live on a century old farm in Oregon.. we have a lot in common!!

    Teresa in the Columbia River Gorge

  4. I have that same scoop and made those same cookies. Hope your husband made it home safe and sound.

  5. Love that cookie recipe. I have one that's similar but I'll give yours a try. When my husband came home after working out of town it was like a little mini honeymoon. Enjoy! Mimi

  6. Your cookies look great! It's heart warming to hear you talk about your hubby-enjoy your time together:@)

  7. Hey, if you have some extras, my hubby would love these!

  8. Those look adorable all wrapped up in that sweet!

  9. Nothin' taste better than lovin' from the oven! And absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder. Hope you reunion was a "sweet" one! ;)

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  10. So neat to hear how in love you two are. Lucky you and lucky him. Love how you tied them with a little ribbon. Just adorable.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. Oh, those cookies look so good! I bet your DH just loved that treat. Isn't it fun to spoil our men?