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Cowboy Crack Cookies

April 28, 2015

People, People, People

Let me start off this little nugget by saying I’m still not quite sure how honest I am supposed to be with this blogging thing. So, if you’re reading this after the first few hours it’s been posted, Brooke may have gotten to it already and it may not be the ‘original’.

It was Dutch’s first trip down to CA to meet the hooligans. Said hooligans figured they’d really let him get a taste of our crew. Jokes were told, sarcasm dripped throughout conversations, voices were hoarse from laughing and, well, libations were had… lots and lots of libations.

Dutch left early Sunday morning and I headed to town in response to a (dying) request for Taco Bell and cookies. We won’t get too far into it, but by the sounds of their voices, I knew this was serious.

We all know more than we should about Taco Bell, therefore, we will move onto the cookies. The recipe we settled on was one that was originally drafted by Laura Bush (let’s just take a side note here and say that it’s sad I even had to hyperlink her name… but due to the direction this world is going, I better be safe than sorry). We made a few edits to the recipe, mostly because if the neighbors didn’t have it, we simply didn’t have the gumption to go to the store.

Because of these edits, we decided we had the right to rename these tasty little treats. Believe you me, these babies are aptly named. Seriously, look at the ingredients, you just CAN’T fail.

We mixed our flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

At this point, things started to get real and we dove into the good stuff. Y’know butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla.

And yes, those are CHEETAH nails… probably the sole reason I was the only one without a hangover in this house. That, and I’m pretty sure I was so busy singing that my consumption may have been lower. When you’ve got a voice like mine, it would be RUDE not to treat people (this opinion is more than likely shared by… NOBODY).

By process of elimination, we are at the point where you add the ‘crack’ to ‘Cowboy Crack Cookies’. Chocolate Chips, Coconut, Coors Light, M&M’s, and Oats. Disclaimer: One of those things actually went in ME and not the cookies.

I tossed those suckers in the oven and opened another.

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At this point, I would usually post a family picture. However, it was simply sad. In lieu of that we would like to share a few lessons learned:

  1. Don’t play beer pong past 30 years old. You may still be able to party like a rockstar, but you simply can’t recover like one.
  2. Wearing a wild rag on your head, by no means, makes you a gangster.
  3. If someone drove a few states to come see you, don’t reward them by allowing them to sober drive you while you rap DMX. Let’s just say one of us had “lost our mind”.
  4. You should probably call someone that doesn’t ALWAYS run late to make your Taco Bell Run. We have all seen the bell shaped curve of hangovers. There is simply that place where your buzz is gone and the world just falls apart. You NEED Taco Bell before the peak of that curve.
  5. If you don’t live by Taco Bell, don’t drink. It’s simply not worth it.

We hope you love these cookies as much as we did! And we swear…we also enjoyed them just as equally sober.

Cheers!

RECIPE

Cowboy Crack Cookies (3 dozen cookies)

Ingredients:

3 c flour

1 T baking powder

1 T baking soda

1 T ground cinnamon

1 t salt

1 ½ c butter, at room temp

1 ½ c sugar

1 ½ c brown sugar

3 eggs

1 T vanilla extract

1 c semisweet choc chips

2 c M & M’s

3 c rolled oats

2 c sweetened coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Using mixer, on medium speed, beat butter until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Gradually add sugars and beat to combine, about 2 minutes Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each one, then add vanilla extract. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, gradually beat, just until combined. Add the chocolate chips, oats, and coconut, mixing just until combined.

Drop ¼ c of dough onto the baking sheet for each cookie, about 3 inches apart. Bake 8-9 minutes. Cool 3-4 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.