When I floated my first Texas cookie idea to a few Texans I know, I got the big thumbs down. You see, my original idea was to make a sweet onion cookie.
Something savory, of course.
So, I reluctantly abandoned the idea and moved on.
Most Texans said: "You have to use pecans!"
"You have to make Cowboy Cookies!"
Never heard of 'em.
So I researched them and discovered they're basically a chocolate chip cookie with pecans and a myriad of other things thrown in. Some have oats, some have coconut.
These have cocoa powder, pecans, chocolate chips and toffee bits.
After baking my version of the Cowboy Cookie, my husband declared they were the best chocolate cookie he's ever tasted.
Now, I know he's biased.
I did make one sans pecans so I could taste it and it was a pretty darn good cookie.
Texas Chocolate Cowboy Cookies
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup toffee bits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Drop by rounded tablespoons full 2" apart on parchment line baking sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.