I love homemade gifts at Christmas. Something small and from the heart, and all the better if it’s covered in chocolate. Almost a remembrance of the days when I was younger and proudly made gifts for everyone: “Best Dad Ever” mugs and macaroni necklaces for Mom. In the years past I have given various things from cranberry bread to chocolate covered pretzels, but when I stumbled upon Bakerella’s Cowgirl Cookies, I knew they would be this year’s perfect gift!
- Make sure to soften your butter. The amount of dry ingredients far outweigh the wet, so you need to make this easy to mix.
- These are not easy to mix. Once again Bakerella speaks the truth, you will need to use your hands to get these fully combined.
- Don’t overcook them. They will firm up as they cool. I overcooked two pans worth before I realized that they just won’t look all the way done when you take them out.
And yes, these were the cookies we left for Santa. He ate every last one