Cowboy cookies amped up!

Cowboy Cookies Amped Up! Recipe

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Janice (Jan) Barlow


On a presidental election year Womens Day usually publishes cookie recipes of the wives of the presidental candidates. Laura Bush had a recipe for cowboy cookies but I felt they needed more than just oatmeal and chocolate chips. I could also have added dried cranberries or raisins, but my family & friends prefer it with coconut instead. Whenever there's a party with lots of people, this is my "to go to" recipe!

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Makes up to 17 dozen
1 Hr
15 Min


3 c
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1 Tbsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
3 stick
unsalted butter
1-1/2 c
granulated sugar
1-1/2 c
light brown sugar
1 Tbsp
1 bag(s)
chocolate chips
1 bag(s)
white chocolate chips
3 c
old fashioned rolled oats
2 c
2 c
walnuts or pecans

How to Make Cowboy cookies amped up!


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine in bowl and set aside the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt
  • 2In mixing bowl beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy the butter. Gradually beat and combine the granulated and brown sugars; then add eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg
  • 3Add the vanilla and the reserved dry ingredients. Transfer this mix to a large bowl and add remaining ingredients--batter will be very stiff and hard to mix, but be sure to mix thoroughly
  • 4Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet--use 1 tbsp, 2 tbsp or even 1/4 c. for each cookie-size is up to you. Bake 15-18 minutes ( rotating cookies halfway thru baking time), or until golden. Remove immediately to rack to cool. This makes TONS of cookies-depending on size you can get 16 dozen! Great for parties

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About Cowboy cookies amped up!

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American