Oatmeal Cow Pie Cookies

Oatmeal-Cow Pie-Cookies

Oatmeal Cow Pie Cookies

My Oatmeal Cow Pie Cookies started life as the Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe on the top of a package of Quaker Oats. I don’t really care for raisin’s in cookies so they were the first casualty of my changes.  The first thing I did was add too much extra Cinnamon to the Oatmeal Cookies Recipe, several tests later which included also adding too much ground Cloves and ground Nutmeg.  There really is a reason why there is a “Don’t Add Extra” note on the Oatmeal Cow Pie Cookie Recipe, I did too much a couple of times and I did not care for the taste, I also have a tendency to add “just a bit extra” on the spices so I need to remind myself that some of the spices are really potent and extra is not always the best move.

I hope that you enjoy the cookies as much as my friends, relatives and neighbors have.

The name?  Well if you ever spent time on a farm around cows you already know, if you are a city slicker, well don’t know what to say other than your education was sadly neglected.

Oatmeal Cow Pie Cookies Recipe

  • 1 cup ( 1 stick butter ( softened ) + ½ stick Crisco butter flavored )
    or ( 2 sticks ) butter or margarine softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar ( white, naturally blond or raw )
  • 2 eggs ( whip a bit )                If Double use 6 Qt. Bowl
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt ( optional )
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cloves        ( Don’t Add Extra )
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Nutmeg     ( Don’t Add Extra )
  • 3 cups Quaker Oats ( Quick or old fashioned – uncooked )

1)  Preheat oven to 350 F

2)  Combine margarine & sugars until creamy – Blend on slow speed until mixture is whitish – slow speed creaming and mixing seem to make the mix fluffier when cooked

3)  Add eggs & vanilla – beat well

4)  Add combined dry ingredients – mix well

5)  Add oats – mix well

Makes:

6 – A )    4 Inch Cow Pies – Drop using Red scoop ( 2 “ DIA. – 1.49 Fluid oz. – 3 tablespoons )
on ungreased Air Glide cookie sheet – space 5 inches on center ( 3 x 3 x 2 )
pat down top to 1 inch wide flat on top with spatula

cook 18 – 19 minutes to golden brown
cool on cookie sheet 1 to 1 1/2 min ( to set up ) then place on wire rack to cool

Makes 23 – 4 inch diameter cookies

6 – B )      Standard – Drop by 1 rounded tablespoons on un-greased cookie sheet
cook 10 to 12 minutes to golden brown
cool 1 to 1 1/2 min on cookie sheet then place on wire rack
about 4 dozen cookies

6 – C )    Bar Cookies:  Bake 30 to 35 minutes in un-greased 13 x 9 metal baking pan – Put Parchment Paper on the bottom of the pan to make the sheet release better.  Flip onto a cooling rack after a couple of minutes, wait until cool to cut.

 Oatmeal Cow Pie Cookies Recipe – 12 x 17 Half Sheet Bar Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups ( 3 sticks butter ( softened )  (may substitute about 50% butter flavored Crisco if desired – the butter flavored tastes better)
  • 1 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar ( white, naturally blond or raw )
  • 3 eggs ( whip a bit )                 use 6 Qt. Bowl
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt ( optional )
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground Cloves        ( Don’t Add Extra )
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground Nutmeg     ( Don’t Add Extra )
  • 4 1/2 cups Quaker Oats ( Quick or old fashioned – uncooked )

6 – D )    Bar Cookies:  Bake 30 to 35 minutes in un-greased 12 x 17 Half Sheet metal baking pan – Put Parchment Paper on the bottom of the pan to make the sheet release better.  Flip onto a cooling rack after a couple of minutes, wait until cool to cut.

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