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cowboy cookies

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Cowboy Cookies are scrumptious treats filled with chocolate chips, oatmeal and chopped pecans. They are slightly crispy on the outside and soft with just a touch of chewy on the inside. These sweet treats are quick to come together and packed full of tasty goodies.

yield 48 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cowboy cookies

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    butter softened
  • 3/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 2
    eggs warmed to room temperature
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 c
    semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c
    sweetened coconut flakes (optional)

How To Make cowboy cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • 2
    In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • 3
    Using a mixer cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time; mix just until combined. Mix in vanilla and add flour mixture in 3 parts. Continue mixing until combined scraping down the bowl and beaters as you go.
  • 4
    Stir in the chocolate chips, rolled oats, chopped pecans and flaked coconut (optional). Drop by rounded 1 1/2 tablespoons on to parchment covered baking sheets. Press down just a tad with the palm of your hand. Bake until lightly browned; 9-11 minutes. Let the cookies cool 5 minutes before moving them to cookie cooling racks.