‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond’s Easy No-Bake Treats Have the Cutest Ranch Inspired Name

Ree Drummond has a few easy treat and cookie ideas that get their inspiration from the ranch — specifically, the things that cows do on the ranch. Find out how to make The Pioneer Woman star’s cow patties recipe, which has just 4 ingredients and zero baking time, as well cow patty and cow pie cookies.

Ree Drummond prepares food on the set of 'Today' while Maria Shriver and Hoda Kotb watch
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Ree Drummond’s cow patties are the easiest no-bake treat

Drummond shared her easy recipe for “cow patties” and they are the perfect no-bake snack idea. During an episode of The Pioneer Woman, she explained how she packaged up the sweet treat for a Christmas party favor and, since there are only 4 ingredients and no oven time, it’s a snap to make a big batch of the chocolatey dessert.

“I made a big batch of cow patties,” she said with a laugh. “Hey, we’re in Osage County, after all — it’s totally appropriate. They are so, so delicious. Everyone is going to love them.”

To make her cow patties recipe, Drummond placed chocolate in a bowl set over simmering water and stirred until it was melted. Then she added slivered almonds, peanuts, and raisins, stirring to combine. She scooped the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and let the “patties” set.

Once the chocolate nut mixture hardened, she put the treats into gift bags so her guests could take them when they left the party.

The full recipe is available on the Food Network website.

Drummond also has a “cow patty” cookie recipe that combines chocolate, nuts, and dried fruit in one delicious cookie.

She creams together sugar and butter in a mixer, then adds eggs and vanilla. She sifts together flour, cocoa powder, and salt then adds it to the wet ingredients while the mixer runs at low speed.

Once the ingredients are combined, she adds chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and caramelized nuts. To make the caramelized nuts, she melts butter in a skillet and adds brown sugar, salt, almonds, peanuts, and cinnamon. Once the nuts are caramelized, she sets them aside to cool.

She scoops the cookie dough onto a lined baking sheet and bakes them in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes, “until they’re set in the middle.”

You can find the full recipe on the Food Network website.

‘The Pioneer Woman’ also makes cookes named ‘cow pies’

Drummond also has a recipe for “cow pies,” a triple chocolate cookie. She sifts together flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In a stand mixer, she creams together butter and sugar, then adds eggs and vanilla. While the mixer runs on low speed, she gradually adds the dry ingredients until everything is combined.

Then she adds two kinds of chocolate chips — semi-sweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate — as well as white chocolate chips.

The Pioneer Woman star scoops the dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet, presses chocolate chips into each cookie, and bakes them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. After they bake, she lets the cookies cool, then dips them in melted semi-sweet chocolate and sets them on parchment until they’re set.

The full recipe is on the Food Network website.

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