Happy Father’s Day, Cowboys

We’re going out for dinner tonight to celebrate Father’s Day with dear friends.  As I thought about a small gift for the dads, I couldn’t think of a single thing (within my budget ;-) that might thrill them.  And then, as Oprah would say, my “aha” moment.  Why not bake them some man-hearty cookies!  It didn’t take me long to find this recipe for “Cowboy Cookies” on the Quaker Oats website, but I made a few changes:

1.  I used 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup Crisco.

2.  I toasted the chopped nuts (pecans) before adding them.

3.  I substituted Craisins for raisins.

As I am on a self-imposed, highly-restrictive diet*, I had to rely on my husband to be the official taste tester.  His response, “I could eat aLOT of these!”.  Since he’s the kind of guy who can do without sweets altogether**, I accepted this as the highest compliment.  I surely hope the other “cowboys” at dinner tonight will feel the same way.

Happy Father’s Day to all you wonderful dads!!


*here’s the truth….I bake too much, I eat too much of what I bake, and it shows.

**opposites attract

4 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day, Cowboys

  1. You have a lot of will power — I wanted to reach through the computer screen and grab one! I’m sure they were a big hit!

    • It’s easy to have will power when you bake a cookie that is not on your list of top-three favorites!! Had they been white chunk macadamia, I’d be telling a much different tale.

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