Cowboy Cookies


Cowboy cookies are a yummy twist on oatmeal cookies with the addition of chocolate chips, coconut, pecans and cinnamon. I have tried other Cowboy Cookie recipes, but this one is a real winner with my family. Recipe makes 30 cookies, using a medium cookie scoop (1.5 tbsp capacity).


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher (coarse) salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup large flake (old-fashioned) oats
  • 2/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking pan (or two) with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and set aside.
  3. In another bowl combine the chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans and set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth.
  5. Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
  7. Stir in the flour mixture, blending until just combined.
  8. Add the chocolate chips, oats, coconut, and pecans and stir until fully incorporated.
  9. Using a medium cookie scoop (1.5 tbsp capacity), drop dough onto the baking sheet, cookies will spread so allow ample space between cookies (I baked 8 cookies at a time). Flatten the tops slightly with your hand or the bottom of a glass.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set and golden (baking times can vary depending on your oven, so keep an eye on the cookies and adjust according).
  11. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes before placing on a cooling rack.

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