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Cowboy Christmas Cookies for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap

by Milisa on December 12, 2011

Cowboy Christmas Cookies

I am excited to have been involved in the first annual Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  Hosted by Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen, so thanks ladies!  I really can’t imagine all of the work and organization that went into this!

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2011
The idea was to bake 3 dozen cookies and send 1 dozen to three different food bloggers.  In return you get a dozen cookies from 3 other bloggers.  Brilliant.  I believe there were 625 to sign up. That’s like 22,000 cookies baked, shipped and I’m sure consumed!

I knew I needed a sturdy cookie to ship through the mail and I had been intending to share these cookies with you anyway.  These are a slight adaptation of my Aunt Donna’s Cowboy Cookies.  They are incredible fresh out of the oven and one of my all time favorites. They are quick to disappear and I know you will love them too!  The recipe makes 4 1/2 dozen so you will have plenty to share.

I was so tickled every time a box of cookies arrived in the mail.

In my boxes were :

Molasses Spice Cookies from Gerry at Foodness Gracious (Isn’t that the cutest blog name!)

Kissmas Cookies from Terra at Cafe Terra Blog

Peanut Butter Rolo Cookie Cups from Molly at Hungry Hungry Runner

Click on over and get these recipes, they are D-E-L-I-S-H!!

I sent out cookies to these nice ladies, stop by and tell them I sent you!

Beth Anne at Cats in the Kitchen

Stephanie at Live Cook Love

Lillian at Sweets by Sillianah

And for the other six hundred other recipes there will be a roundup post up soon.   Follow the Food Blogger Cookie Swap on facebook for all of the updates and if you would like to sign up for next year, sign up for email updates here.


Christmas Cowboy Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 12 oz white chocolate baking chips

Cooking Directions:
In a mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer until creamy.  Add sugars and beat until combined. Mix in eggs and vanilla.  Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Mix until combined.  Add oats and mix just until incorporated.  Fold in cranberries, pecans and white chocolate chips.

Scoop onto a greased or lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned around the edges.  Remove to a wire rack to cool.



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Lillian December 12, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Thanks again for the yummy cookies… down to the last one! ;)


Cara December 12, 2011 at 11:08 pm

What awesome cookies!


Erin December 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Great cookies! I wish I could’ve had a batch from everyone in the swap they all look so yummy!


Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray December 12, 2011 at 11:47 pm

These look delicious! Your cookie matches sure were lucky. :)


JulieD December 13, 2011 at 9:11 am

Love your cookies!! So glad you participated! :)


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) December 13, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Great recipe, and it looks like you got some wonderful cookies in trade, too.


Cassie December 13, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Beautiful cookies. LOVE the dried cranberries!


carolinaheartstrings December 14, 2011 at 12:48 am

We would love these at our house. They look delicious. Come visit. We have a great Kahlua hot cocoa this week and today we are giving away a wonderful Christmas present. A great book and it comes autographed! Come by and register to win.


Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook December 14, 2011 at 1:28 am

These look like mighty tasty cookies. And I love they are an adaption of a family recipe :)


mjskit December 14, 2011 at 10:47 am

What great cookies! They are like a chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookie. YUMMY!


Tickled Red December 15, 2011 at 1:52 am

These sound delicious!


foodwanderings December 15, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Love these cookies and they got oats in them for extra healthy measure! I wish I was participating but completely missed it. What a wonderful package to receve for the holidays!!


Marly December 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Mighty fine looking cookies you have there Miss. Sorry, couldn’t pass up the cowboy lingo. At least my impression of what I think a cowboy sounds like. Great cookies!


Johanna Wegener February 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

“Appreciate you sharing, excellent blog post.Truly thank you! Keep writing.”


Cameron Meadors March 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Really enjoyed this article.Truly looking forward to read more. Awesome.


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