Cowboy Cookies are thick and chewy loaded with oats, chocolate chips pecans, and coconut. Whether enjoyed fresh out of the oven or paired with a glass of milk, these homemade cookies are sure to satisfy your sweet cravings.
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With their chewy texture and a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, cowboy cookies are an indulgence the whole family will love! These loaded cowboy cookies use simple ingredients and are easy to prepare like my Kitchen Sink Cookies.
Why this recipe works
This easy cowboy cookies recipe has the perfect combination of oats, chocolate chips, nuts, and coconut creating a chunky cookie that offers a satisfying bite. These cookies are versatile by substituting for your favorite ingredients to satisfy your sweet craving. You'll also have to try my Caramel Pecan Oatmeal Cookies.
- Butter: Unsalted butter
- Brown sugar: I like to use dark brown sugar for these delicious cowboy cookies.
- Oats: Old Fashioned Oats or Rolled oats provide a chewy texture.
- Pecans: Walnuts can be used instead if you prefer.
- Chocolate chips: Semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate or even peanut butter chips work great.
- Coconut: Use a sweetened shredded coconut or coconut flakes.
How to make these cowboy cookies
- Step 1: In a medium bowl add the dry ingredients and whisk together.
- Step 2: In a large bowl using an electric hand mixer cream butter and sugars and mix until combined.
- Step 3: Add in the eggs and mix.
- Step 4: Mix in flour mixture just until combined.
- Step 5: Fold in the oats, coconut, chocolate chips and pecans until combined.
- Step 6: Chill the dough for 1 hour.
- Step 7: Scoop the cold dough into balls and place them on prepared baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
- Step 8: Bake until golden brown, let cool on baking sheet then place on a cooling rack.
- Measure your flour properly by spooning it into the measuring cup.
- Chilling the dough is important as it prevents the cookies from spreading too much.
- Add some additional chocolate chips on top before baking.
- Don't overbake, remove them from the oven before they are all the way done. They will finish baking on the cookie sheet.
They are often referred to as "cowboy" cookies or Ranger cookies due to their hearty and substantial nature. These cookies are typically packed with various ingredients that provide a satisfying and flavorful treat.
Although I highly recommend using using old-fashioned oats. Yes, you can use quick oats but the texture will be slightly different.
Yes, these cookies are super versatile you can leave the coconut out if you prefer.
Of course! Once the cookies have cooled completely place them in a ziplock freezer bag or freezer container. Better yet freeze the cookie dough balls so its easy to whip up a batch of warm cookies on Sunday afternoons.
Easy Cowboy Cookies
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats or rolled oats
- 3/4 cups shredded sweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, baking soda and cinnamon and whisk.
- In a large bowl add the butter and brown sugar and cream together. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Add in the flour mixture and mix just until combined.
- Fold in 1 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans
- Cover and chill the dough for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Scoop 3 tablespoons of cookie dough and form into a ball, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat.
- Gently press the dough balls to flatten just a bit then add a few of the extra chocolate chips on top of each cookie.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes the cookies will continue to bake a bit once removed from the oven.
- Once cooled transfer them to a cooling rack, enjoy!