Did I mention that those cookies were good? I adapted the recipe slightly so it wasn't too unmanageable and fooled around with the salt and cinnamon. There are no nuts (hence cowgirl cookies...). Go ahead and add 1 1/3 cups chopped pecans if you like your cookies with a little hair on their chest. Small chocolate chips would work well but I couldn't find any not made by Nestle. I don't like their chocolate (OK - almost any non-waxy chocolate will do for me in a pinch).
I'll snag a picture this afternoon. I've added a picture of Aidan's afternoon snack. Mine was a tiny bag of almonds. :-(
Miss Sassy's Cowgirl Cookies (a sassy version of sassy Mrs. Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies)
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter at room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/3 cups sweetened flake coconut
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl.
In 8-quart bowl, beat butter on medium speed till smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Gradually beat in sugars and continue beating to combine, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each.
Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans.
For each cookie, use a medium ice cream scoop to drop approximately 1/4 cup of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet, spacing 3 inches apart. Bake 17 to 20 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Remove to rack to cool.
Makes 2 dozen large cookies.