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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Celebrate the Cowboy with Cow Chip Throwing and Cookie Recipes

Cow chip throwing contests have become quite popular. But I am not sure if I myself would participate or not. Cow chips or Cow Pats have other issues other than entertainment value. They are used as fuel for heating and cooking around the world. In fact, not only cow droppings but also elephants, camels and buffalos.

Two close related villages of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin are proud of their annual Wisconsin Cow Chip Throwing Contest. But they were not the first to celebrate throwing this natural resource. It was actually Beaver Oklahoma that hosted the first Cow Chip  Throwing Contest.

while the cowchips above would not be very tasty the cookie recipe below takes care of the tastiness enjoy!!!!

Cow Chip Cookie
recipe resource here

1- pound 4 sticks butter, unsalted, softened
1½ cups dark brown sugar packed
1½ cups light brown sugar packed
1 cup granulated or white sugar
4 large eggs room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3½ cups all-purpose flour sifted
1½ teaspoons table salt
¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt optional
2 teaspoons baking soda
1½ cups good quality mini semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips 
or 9 ounces chopped chocolate

Preheat oven to 375F and line three baking sheets with 
parchment paper or Silpat.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking soda.
Cream butter on MED-HIGH until smooth; add all sugars and beat 
on HIGH until smooth - approximately 2 minutes.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat on MED-HIGH until incorporated.
Add flour mixture, place mixer on LOW and blend until dry ingredients are moistened.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Make balls with 2 tablespoons dough (or us a 2-tablespoon scoop)
 and place dough balls 4” apart on the baking sheet. 8 cookies 
to each cookie sheet. Cookies will be 4” in diameter when cooked.
Bake cookies at 375F for 9-11 or until golden brown. I bake 
them 10 minutes in my oven.
Remove cookies from oven and let cool on the cookie sheet 
3 minutes.
If possible, use a thin-gauged metal spatula to transfer 
cookies to a cooling rack to completely cool.

In the mood for some cowboy recipes check these out

Cowboy Caviar

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  1. That cookie recipe looks so good! I'll have to try it out the next time I'm making cookies.

  2. thank you an it would so super yummy

  3. As you mention the word Cowboy is catchy enough. Sounds like a fun event for the whole family.

  4. I have never heard of cow chips or throwing them for that matter. Very interesting to know I am sure it is a spectacle to see. The kids will love the cookie recipe!

  5. How fun! I love taking my kids to local festivals like this.

  6. Wow, sounds yummy! I've never heard of cow chips!

  7. I have a gathering I am going to this weekend.This would be super popular among my friends. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  8. I'm always up for baking (and eating) a new cookie recipe. These look delicious!

  9. Oh yum! Those cookies look delicious- much better than the cow chips.

  10. THe cookie recipe looks so good! I can't wait to try it and see how they turn out. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Anything that starts with 1 pound of butter must be good. I love chocolate chip cookies.

  12. Ohh, this looks great. I'm gonna bookmark this and give it a try. Thanks for the recipe.


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