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Cow Chip Cookies

From the name, it shouldn't surprise you that this cookie recipe came from a 4-H student of my husband's (we're both teachers)! I like the fact it makes a big batch. And, at the holidays, you can use red and green M&M's to give them a festive look.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8-9 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 jar (28 ounces) chunky peanut butter
  • 7-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 package (1 pound) candy-coated chocolate
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Note: This recipe does not use flour. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla and salt; mix well. Mix in peanut butter. Place remaining ingredients in a 5-qt. bowl. Stir in creamed mixture. Shape into 3/4-in. balls and place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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