Cowboy Cookies #Cookielicious

I have made these cookies for many years now and I honestly don’t know why they are called cowboy cookies. It’s a recipe I got from a friend. This is a cookie I often include in my holiday tins or trays for neighbors and friends. I actually think these are better the day after you bake them but that opinion is certainly up for discussion. My kids enjoy helping me make them, as well as being official taste testers. The cowboy cookie is full of flavor with the addition of chocolate chunks, coconut, pecans and oats. Perfect with a tall glass of cold milk.

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon balking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat softened butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar with mixer on high-speed until pale and creamy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to medium and add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, all at once, beating until just incorporated. Beat in oats, chocolate chunks, pecans and coconut until mixed.

Using a 1 1/2-inch scoop drop dough onto baking sheets spacing about 3 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 12 – 15 minutes, until center is set and edges begin to brown. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet 2 minutes. Remove to wire cooling rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen (large) cookies.

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25 Responses to Cowboy Cookies #Cookielicious

  1. Liz says:

    I love cowboy cookies, too! Yours are perfect—chock full of so many goodies!!

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  11. myimpkitchen says:

    I wonder why they’re called Cowboy cookies too? Let’s just call them delicious! They look great!

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  15. Loving the name of these and how delicious they look! They couldn’t be more perfect!

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  17. lk529 says:

    These cookies have everything you could want in them!

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  23. Perfect blend of so many delicious ingredients!

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