Cookies For Cowboys

by Karen Ekstrom

by Mary Claire Ekstrom

My dad thought they were so good he ate THREE before dinner!



1 cup Crisco
¼ cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 ¾ cups M&M’s



Whisk Crisco, butter, and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat.

In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and salt. Combine the two mixtures and stir until blended.


Mix in oats, chocolate chips, and M&M’s.

(It may look like a lot, but it’s worth it. Trust me!)


Use a teaspoon to shape and measure the dough, pressing on the sides with your hand to ensure the dough sticks to the chocolate chunks. Distribute evenly on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until the sides are golden brown.



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