Cowboy Cookies

2 sticks butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 Tablespoon vanilla

2 cups flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of salt

2 cups oatmeal

2 cups cereal (crushed)

½ cup raisins

½ cup dried cranberries


Preheat oven to 350.


  1.      In a large bowl, CREAM butter and sugars  with an electric mixer to look like one product.
  2.      Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well blended
  3.      In a small bowl, measure flour, baking powder, baking soda and a pinch of salt. Stir with a whisk until blended.
  4.      In a medium sized bowl, measure the oatmeal, cereal, raisins and cranberries. Set aside.
  5.      With an electric mixer add the flour to the creamed egg mixture and mix until blended.
  6.      By hand, with a rubber scraper, add the cereal/raisin mixture to the cookie dough and mix until blended.
  7.      Refrigerate dough.
  8.      With a rounded tablespoon, roll cookie dough into a ball  and drop onto a greased cookie sheet.
  9.      Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or lightly browned.



This makes approx 4 dozen depending on the size you roll them.  Leave some room because they will spread.

I like using Special K or a cereal that has some crunch.   I have also decreased the amount of raisins or cranberries and  have used  walnuts.

My mother gave me this recipe a few years back  and I never used it.  We were looking for a breakfast cookie recipe for school and I brought this one in to my colleagues. The kids loved them! 

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