Cow Pie Cookies (Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies)

chocolate oatmeal cookies If you are from the country – or have ever been to the cattle barns at the state fair – you know immediately why this are called Cow Pie Cookies! 🙂

Despite their humorous name and unique appearance – these little cookies are really quite tasty!

The oatmeal gives them a soft and chewy texture and even makes them a wee bit healthy!

If you don’t like the appearance and texture of the oatmeal, you can always throw it in the blender before you add it to the cookies – but then they would now longer look like cow pies. <sigh> You would just have a  simple chocolate oatmeal cookie.

Cow Pie Cookies

1- 1/2 cups quick oatmeal
1-2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
6 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1- 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons cream (we’ve used either milk or evaporated milk)

Mix oatmeal, flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt. Set aside.

With a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time beating after each. Mix in cream and vanilla.

Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Drop by teaspoons on a greased cookie sheet. bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes.

Makes 3 dozen.