I was a bad blogger and skipped out on the last BAKED Sunday Mornings recipe. This time of year is my very busiest at school and I had so much going on I had no time for 'extra' cooking. But I'm back in the game for this recipe. These are called Cowboy Cookies, but as the description in the book says, there's no real reason they are associated with cowboys. They are basically oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (which are some of my favorites -- when you put a whole grain like oatmeal in, then you can try and convince yourself that the cookies are healthy!) with the addition of salty, crunchy bits of pretzels. Being someone who adds salt to just about everything, even watermelon and buttered toast, I welcomed the pretzels.
The cookies are delicious! Chewy and chocolaty and salty, and with that bit of oatmeal you can count them towards your whole grain count for the day. ;-) I didn't read the recipe thoroughly beforehand and therefore did not realize the dough should be chilled for 4 hours prior to baking. I didn't really have time for that on a weeknight, so I let them chill about an hour and a half and went for it. I knew it meant they would spread a bit, but I was okay with the consequences. I could taste the bit of coffee in the dough, but not in the final cookie. They are a great variation on the basic chocolate chip cookie and we'll definitely be making them again.
Head on over to BAKED Sunday Mornings to see everyone else's cookies and to get the recipe!