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Gluten-Free Cowboy Cookies

I’m on a quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Every once in a while, I strike gold. Enter the gluten-free cowboy cookie.

Gluten-Free Cowboy Cookies

Oh baking. I love you.

I ran across this recipe on Pinterest recently, and I was intrigued. I’m pretty sure it came by way of Sarah at Go Gingham… and I am eternally grateful. Seriously.

I’ve been itching to bake in the evening, but somehow the fire and comfy sofa were far more inviting on the freakishly cold days we’ve been getting here (Um, HOW MANY degrees below freezing)? Somehow that cold air brings out the baker in me.

There’s a whole lotta good stuff in there.

Some people call these “dump cookies” or still others call them cowboy cookies. I call them “put them in my mouth NOW” Cowboy Cookies. Crunchy, sweet, chewy, tart, smooth, chocolatey with a party of flavors and textures goin’ on. Yeah baby. Gimme a latte¬†or creamy milk in a cute mini milk bottle and a cute straw.

There's a lot of good stuff in there

These cookies are simple to make, and fairly flexible on what you put them then. If you don’t have cranberries, use raisins, apricots or any other dried fruit. No pecans? What?! Ok, Walnuts or almonds will do (or go get thee some pecans, stat!)

Don’t sweat it too much. This recipe is mostly adapted from the “Chocolate Chip Dump Cookies” recipe I pinned, with some other random info I found here, here, and the many hours spent making cookies in my own kitchen. So, play with this a bit and make it your own too.

Just make them.

Make these. Tonight. And even if your eleven year old turns up his nose at dried fruit in his chocolate chip cookies, at least you’ll have them all to yourself. Or send them to school with him to give to his friends. Cuz you’re cool like that.

(Oh, and did I mention they are gluten-free? Well, now you know. If you don’t tell anyone, they will NEVER guess. It’ll be our secret.)

(Ahem… also, the original recipe used regular ol’ gluten all-purpose flour, so if you’re not gluten-free, you can still make them. Who loves ya?)

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