Stupid-Easy Recipe for Cowboy Cookies (#1 Top-Rated)


Thick and chewy oatmeal cookies, made with chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and toasted pecans, are hearty enough to make any cowboys and wanna-be cowboys plenty happy!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Cowboy Cookies.

1. Info for Cowboy Cookies

  • Cook Time: 30 Min
  • Total Time: 30 Min
  • Servings: 15
  • Calories: 420.18 kcal

2. Ingredients for Cowboy Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (50g per 1/4 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats (70g per 3/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

3. Directions:

3.1 Prep

Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.

Place the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Use a mixer to beat on medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute.

Add the eggs and vanilla extract and continue to beat until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Add the flour, oats, spices, baking soda, and salt to the bowl. Beat on low speed, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed, until thoroughly combined.

Fold in the chocolate chips, pecans, and shredded coconut.

3.2 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

3.3 Prep

Divide the cookie dough into 30 balls, using roughly 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough for each, and arrange them spaced 1 1/2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Transfer the sheets to the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Alternately, freeze the dough balls on a small tray or large plate and transfer to baking sheets after freezing.

3.4 Oven

Bake the cookies on middle rack of oven until puffy and golden brown at the edges, 15-17 minutes.

3.5 Check

Check to see that cookies are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.6 Serve

Allow the cookies to rest on the sheets for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.


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