Tag: Chocolate Chips

Mini Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Mini Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Mini Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Welcome Back to Fudge on Friday! Today’s fudge recipe is a peanut butter and chocolate lovers dream come true. What could I possibly say about this fudge, that the name alone doesn’t already say? Mini Peanut Butter Cup Fudge is made 

No Bake Tropical Cereal Chews

No Bake Tropical Cereal Chews If you’re a fan of Scotcheroos   sometimes referred to as Special K bars, you are going to fall in love with these No Bake Tropical Cereal Chews. Made with two kinds of cereal, peanut butter, sugar, corn syrup and the ingredient that 

Giddy Up Cowboy Cookies

Giddy Up Cowboy Cookies

Giddy Up Cowboy Cookies

Giddy Up Cowboy Cookies are our version of the classic cowboy cookie that is everyone’s favorite. Cowboy Cookies, Ranger Cookies, Lone Ranger Cookies, and Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies are all names for this much loved classic. A local bakery near me makes what they call a Hilary Cookie. Hilary Cookies are very similar to cowboy cookies made with the same ingredients except Hilary cookies have chopped walnuts instead of pecans. All of the cookies, no matter what name they go by, seem to have the same ingredient thread; oatmeal, chocolate chips, coconut and nuts. You can see why Cowboy Cookies are a favorite!

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Legend Has It

Legend has it that Cowboy Cookies originated in the great state of Texas. This certainly makes sense, since Texas is known for its cowboys, horses and ranch life. Another theory is, cowboy cookies were a favorite with cowboys on the long dusty trail. The reason being the cookies kept well and contained healthier, almost ‘power bar’ ingredients. After reading the list of ingredients, it didn’t seem to me anyway that the ingredients coincides with the long  dusty trail theory. I’m not certain but I don’t think cowboys on the dusty trail gave a hoot about healthy or power bars. I also find it hard to believe that any cookie containing chocolate would hold up well in the Texas heat. Well, any hoot, back to the giddy up part.

Giddy Up

The giddy up part in our recipe for “giddy up” cowboy cookies, in addition to the traditional ingredients, is the addition of extra fancy fruit cake mix from Paradise  Extra fancy fruit cake mix is a mixture of dried fruit that is typically used to make holiday fruitcake. This super mix includes orange peel, cherries, lemon peel, pineapple, and citron. Extra fancy fruit cake mix works great in many recipes besides fruit cake. Everything from cookies to bread to fudge, will benefit from the addition of this delicious mix. Extra fancy fruit cake mix isn’t just for fruitcake anymore!

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