Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tasty Tuesday Cowgirl-up Cookies



Rapunzel doesn't sit around in her tower and wait for the fabled prince to come and save her.  In Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale, she uses spunk and courage to make her own way in the world and find justice for the people around her.  This cookie recipe has a little bit of everything and is large enough to feed everyone in your neck of the woods. 

Cowgirl-up Cookies

3/4 cup cold butter
11/2 cups granulated sugar
11/2 cups packed brown sugar
5 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup colored chocolate candies
1/2 cup coconut (optional)
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350'.  In a large bowl cream butter until smooth.  Add sugars and mix.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.  Stir in vanilla, peanut butter, and cinnamon until smooth.  Stir in flour and salt and half of oats.  Mix well and add the other half of oats.  Fold in butterscotch chips, colored chocolate candies coconut and walnuts, if desired. Using a 1/4 cup scoop, place eight large cookies on a sheet that has been prepared with cooking spray.  Press a few extra colored chocolate candies onto the top of each cookie.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until barely browned.  Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.  Makes 3 dozen giant cookies.

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