I’ve only got a few more days of baking until my baby arrives! And since I cleaned my baking corner this weekend, I realized I have a TON of half used bags of chips, pretzels and M&M’s to use up before they go bad! So today, I decided to make some cookies… Cowboy Cookies!
I’ve often wondered though… what exactly goes into a Cowboy Cookie? I did a little digging online and couldn’t really find a solid history of the cookie. I’ve seen them made with everything from nuts and coconut to oats and raisins and of course… chocolate! I kinda always thought of these cookies as a “whatever you’ve got left in your kitchen” type of cookie. So, that’s what I’m going with today.
These cookies have butterscotch, white chocolate, and semi-sweet chocolate chips, M&M’s and pretzel chunks. Oh… and a special little ingredient for some added kick: espresso powder! (Everything but the kitchen sink!) I’ve made a cookie before with pretzels in them and everyone who ate them were surprised at how tasty they were… but pretzels in cookies? Ya just gotta try it! YUM!
I made a double batch of these so I could take them into my husband’s office… made a few jumbo cookies and a few regular size too. I’m pretty sure the soldiers will love them!
Recipe inspired by: For the Love of Cooking