Cowboy Cookies

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The constant rain of this past week brought water into our basement, as well as water leaking into our family room from the ceiling.  With water coming from the top and bottom, I felt the need to indulge in some chocolate.  I mean really, is there any better way to reduce stress?  Nope…I don’t believe there is.

So, today I bring you last week’s chocolate fix:  Cowboy Cookies.  These cookies are filled with all kinds of sweet goodness, sure to lift anyone out of whatever summer slump you may be in.  Enjoy!

Cowboy Cookies

In an electric stand mixer, add 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup peanut butter.  Mix until smooth.

Add 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup brown sugar.  Mix until sugars and butters are well creamed.

Next add 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla.

In a separate bowl, mix together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the blended mixture.

Then add 2 cups rolled oats, 2 cups coconut, 1/2 chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup health bits.  Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.

Roll the dough into golf ball-sized balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.

Enjoy!

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*A note about all my recipes:  I use all organic ingredients, local when available.  I use non-homogenized milk, and all of the dairy we use is from animals raised on pasture. I also use oils that are non-GMO verified.  All our meat is raised locally on organic feed, and our beef is grass-fed, grass-finished.  All our spices and cane sugar are fair-trade certified and purchased through a cooperative.

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