Cow Pie Cookies (Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies)

chocolate oatmeal cookies If you are from the country – or have ever been to the cattle barns at the state fair – you know immediately why this are called Cow Pie Cookies! 🙂

Despite their humorous name and unique appearance – these little cookies are really quite tasty!

The oatmeal gives them a soft and chewy texture and even makes them a wee bit healthy!

If you don’t like the appearance and texture of the oatmeal, you can always throw it in the blender before you add it to the cookies – but then they would now longer look like cow pies. <sigh> You would just have a  simple chocolate oatmeal cookie.

Cow Pie Cookies

1- 1/2 cups quick oatmeal
1-2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
6 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1- 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons cream (we’ve used either milk or evaporated milk)

Mix oatmeal, flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt. Set aside.

With a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time beating after each. Mix in cream and vanilla.

Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Drop by teaspoons on a greased cookie sheet. bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes.

Makes 3 dozen.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I’m so glad that my amazing Mom (the original chocolate lady) shared this yummy recipe! My entire family loved them! (The last two are hiding in my freezer!)

Chocolate Oatmeal CookiesIt is Monday, time to make something for a snack for Bible Study. Flipping through my “cookie” file I find several choices.

Then I check the pantry to see what ingredients are setting on the shelves. I see a bag of milk chocolate/caramel swirl chips and then some oatmeal for a “healthy” balance to the sweet decadence of the chips!

Flavorful! Chocolate! Easy to hold in your hand with a cup of coffee or glass of milk! Decision made!

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
From Nana Shirley’s Kitchen

1 Cup Butter or Margarine, softened
1 ½ Cups Granulated Sugar
1 Cup Packed Brown SugarChocolate Oatmeal Cookies (thumpnail)
2 Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 ½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
¾ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Salt
3 Cups Rolled Oats
12 Oz Chocolate Chips (any flavor)
½ Cup Chopped Nuts (optional)

Heat oven to 350°F. In large mixer bowl, beat butter & sugars until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs & vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda & salt; add to butter mixture, mixing well. With spoon, stir in oats, chips & nuts. (Batter will be stiff)

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 11-12 minutes. Cookies will be slightly moist in the center. Do not over bake. Cool 1 minute. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Yield: 4 doz. cookies.

Until next time,
Nana Shirley