About Me

Hi! I’m Carolyn, a dairy farmer by day and a cooking and baking enthusiast by night. I have always enjoyed baking, but it wasn’t until Grad School that I began cooking as well.

I’m a coffee addict with a slight marshmallow obsession. I believe that all baked goods taste better covered in sprinkles or glitter. I am obsessed with sports, so I apologize in advance for all of the sports references that will fill my blog.

I work outside on a dairy farm all day, so most of my recipes are foods that I want to come in after a long day and enjoy. They’re foods that are fun to make and taste delicious. I can often be found in the kitchen late at night recipe testing. My goal is to provide you with a collection of recipes that includes the best variations of classic baked goods and desserts, but also unique desserts. Along the way I will share with you the science behind why I use the ingredients and mixing methods for a specific recipe. I will also share all of my tips and tricks that you can use to ensure that when you try to recreate the recipe it turns out as perfectly for you as it did for me! If you have any questions about my recipes, please leave me a comment or message me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest!

My hope is that you will not only make the recipes on my page, but enjoy them in the company of great people. Or pets, they count too. If you make any of my recipes feel free to post a picture on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag me @cookiesandcows and use the hashtag, #cookiesandcows. I look forward to seeing your creations!

Be sure to pop over to these food sharing sites to see my galleries and get some other awesome recipes!
My Foodgawker Gallery

My Recipe Magic Gallery:

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  1. Carolyn says:

    I am sitting here in my chair chuckling at this totally random coincidence…
    My name is Carolyn.
    I too have blonde hair.
    I am a wannabe homesteader/farm girl.
    And I just set up my food blog cookiesncows.com. (Previously on blogger…)

    I am excited to follow your blog and try out your recipes!

  2. Cindy & Neil Fossum says:

    Cindy is your Mom’s cousin – we met you briefly at the Washington County Fair. We love your blog – keep up the good work!

  3. Sarah says:

    Hi Carolyn! Nice to ‘meet’ you – I love your blog. All of your food looks amazing! I grew up on a dairy farm in NZ so understand how important it is to come home to yummy food 🙂

    • cookies & cows says:

      Thanks so much Sarah! Yes it is definitely necessary to have good food after a long day on the farm. I’m so jealous that you live in NZ. I studied abroad there for a semester in college and absolutely loved it! Such a beautiful country and I really enjoyed being able to tour some of the farms.

      • Sarah says:

        Wow that’s cool that you came to visit NZ. It is a great farming country after all! I wonder if you toured any of the farms near me!? I’m from Nelson/Tasman Bay region 🙂

  4. Bridget says:

    Hello Carolyn,

    I love your website and great ideas. I am not a fancy baker however I make a lot of cookies. I can not find the best drop sugar cookie or peanut butter cookie. I have experimented but not successful. I make a very good oatmeal, chocolate chip, and blondie bar cookie. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Decadence Baking Co. says:

      Hi Bridget! Thanks for checking out my website!

      Do you like lofthouse sugar cookies? Here is a good recipe for those. I usually use 2 Tablespoons/ball, flatten and bake for 7 1/2 minutes. Then, I top them with a vanilla buttercream. Use half of this frosting, but substitute vanilla extract for the mint. I usually use 1 teaspoon vanilla in a half batch and 2 in the full batch.

      This is the peanut butter cookie recipe we used in baking school, but with 3 cups of flour instead of 2-. We used an ice cream scoop (about 1/4 cup of dough).

      I hope this helps! If you want more cookie ideas check out sallysbakingaddiction.com, she has a ton of cookie recipes!

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