Cowboy Cookies, Revisited

I have been revisiting a number of recipes this month.  Just like a good book that you read a second or third time, you cannot "use it up".  The book is always there to enjoy, as is a recipe.  Isn't it nice that they are never used up!

There has been a general craving for sweets in the house.  Since it is a cool and overcast day, it is just perfect for baking cookies.  My daughter loved the Cowboy Cookies that she got at a local deli when she was in, we made....Cowboy Cookies!!

Cowboy Cookies

Makes about 5 dozen

Vegetable oil cooking spray
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut into 1/4-inch chunks (1 cup)
3 ounces (3/4 cup) pecan halves
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray, line with parchment, and spray parchment. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder into a medium bowl.

Beat butter and sugars with a mixer on medium-high until pale and creamy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to medium. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

Reduce speed to low, and slowly add flour mixture, beating until just incorporated. Beat in oats, chocolate, pecans, and coconut until combined. (Dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.)

Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop or a small spoon, drop dough onto baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart.

Bake until edges of cookies begin to brown, 11 to 13 minutes. Transfer baking sheets to wire rack, and let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks. Let cool. (Cookies can be stored up to 3 days.)



  1. They would be wonderful with my cup of coffee! I used to make these when the boys were little, I think my recipe had Rice Krispies in them too-enjoy:@)

  2. Those look sooo good. I'm ashamed to admit it, but it's breakfast time here and if those cookies were in my kitchen, I would eat a couple right this very minute.

  3. I prefer cookies to cakes!..Love the combination here..Truthfully I have similar recipes..but none like this one and I had never heard of cowboy cookies..Thank you!

  4. Practically everything is thrown into these cookies to make them extra special. Love them!

  5. I have a well used recipe card from my late MIL. She always had these in her cookie jar. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Cowboy cookies are yummy. Haven't thought of them in a long time.

  7. Gosh, I haven't made cowboy cookies in years! I'm so glad that you revisited these, so that I can make them again. They are one of my favorites!

  8. I feel sure that this is one cookie that our varsity football team would love.
    Gonna have to make em for them...
    Cookies are a big weakness for em'

  9. Wish I had one now! They look delicious and I have to make them soon! Cookies are the best!!!

  10. I LOVE cowboy cookies, haven't had one for so long but this makes me want to crank up the oven!


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