CHOCOLATE COWBOY COOKIES
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup margarine or shortening
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup quick-cooking oat
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Sift together dry ingredients; set aside.
Blend together margarine (or shortening) and sugars.
Add egg & beat until light & fluffy then stir in vanilla.
Combine with dry ingredients & mix well.
Add remaining ingredients& mix well.
Drop by teaspoon onto greased or parchment-lined cookie sheets and bake in preheated 350°F oven for 12 minutes.
Allow a few minutes longer if you prefer crisp