Best Cowboy Cookies

Friday, November 9, 2018
These are the most popular cookie on the net called Cowboy cookies.

These cookies are an oatmeal base cookie with 3 different kinds of fat for flavor, crunch and softness. I have adapted these cowboy cookies to be soft inside and crunchy outside. You can add so many variations and make them your own style.

These cowboy cookies are the best combination of flavors and one of our families all time favorites.

Scroll down to make this yummy recipe.


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Cowboy Cookies



You don’t have to be a cowboy or cowgirl to make these cookies or even fall in love with them.


There are so many textures, flavors, and elements in every bite and it's such a thick and hearty cookie!


They’re like an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie with the addition of shredded coconut.




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The variations are endless!



Make these your own style, bumping up quantities of whatever ingredients float your boat: M&M’s, nuts, chocolate chips, coconut or even crushed candy bars your families favorite.


Making them your own will be adapted to however you like them


Sometimes I add peanut butter chips or raisins instead, sometimes both.



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Nuts or No Nuts!



We are lucky enough not to have nut allergies, however no one but me likes them!


I usually split the dough in half, add a few nuts just for me.


I always substitute the nuts for another kind of chip, even white chocolate chips are great in this dough.


You can also substitute the nuts with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or another seed you like.



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Calling All Nut Lovers!



If you are a nut lover, try macadamia nuts or pistachios sometime, they are a special treat with those flavorful nuts in this especially with the coconut.


You can use any nuts even peanuts, almonds, cashews or walnuts, these have pecans in them



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A Loaded Cookie Dough!



I often associate these as a loaded cookie because of the numerous ingredients that can go into this dough.


These Best Cowboy Cookies are the best eaten with a tall glass of ice cold milk.


The kids always loved these with peanut butter and milk chocolate chips.






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Coconut is my Favorite!




I loved more coconut, you can adjust the quanities more or less or what you like.


I did make a mistake one time and didn't realize I grabbed the wrong Chocolate chips.


They were mint chocolate chocolate, and not for me, pretty aweful tasting.



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How did they get their name?



This truly is a terrific tasting cookie that can stand tall with pride.


The chewiness from the oats, the of course, the outer layer of crispness from the shortening and butter make this a unique style cookie.


The “Cowboy Cookie” name, I came across some very interesting history regarding this recipe, which included some of our First Ladies favorites, like Laura Bush.


Apparently there were many cookie recipes that were printed throughout the years, with many different stories that were told how they came about.


This how to make the best cowboy cookies with oatmeal and coconut





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Very Interesting articles on Cowboy Cookies



Let me be the first to tell you, no one has any idea as to why the cookie is named “the cowboy cookie.”


Some speculate it’s hardy enough to survive long days out west, while others claim the recipe was developed in Texas where cowboys are apparently prolific.


Whatever theory is right, the cookie sure seems to be fit enough for a cowboys, cowgirls or even Presidents wife!



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These Taste Great Still Warm!



If you love your chocolate chip cookies still warm out of the oven, these are awesome too!


I do love homemade cookies straight from the oven, they're the ultimate comfort food.



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These Won't Last Long!


These Best Cowboy Cookies are delicious still warm with that melted chocolate that's all gooey inside.


They have a great texture and I like to tell myself they are healthy because they have oatmeal in them, just joking.


The family gets to have a treat once in awhile when I make these, good old comfort cookies.


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No Better Cookie for the Cookie Jar Than These Cowboys!



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Coconut Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Raisin
Ginger Snap
Snickerdoodle
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A Very Hearty Cookie Indeed



If you have never tried these delicious cowboy cookies, they truly are the most loaded oatmeal cookie you will ever have.


The crispy, chewy, so many texture and layers of flavors are decadent and rich.


Everyone loves these in our home and one I make all year long.


They are a must during the Christmas holiday cookie tray and the first ones to be gobbled up.


If you want the best cowboy cookie recipe, look no further, you have found it right here.

How to make the best cowboy cookies recipe. These are baked cowboy cookies light browned and then some on a cookie sheet made perfectly round using an ice cream scoop.




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Best Cowboy Cookies

prep time: 12 minscook time: 12 minstotal time: 24 mins
This is popular cookie loaded with nuts, coconut, oats and chocolate. I have tried many recipes, this one I adapted through the many I've read through and found it to be my best cookie recipe ever for Cowboy Cookies.

ingredients:

2 cups old fashioned oats do no use quick cooking
2 cups flour 
1 cup brown sugar 
2/3 cup white sugar 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
2 eggs 
1 teaspoon baking  soda 
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
1 stick butter  
1/2 cup margarine 
1/2 cup shortening 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1/2 cup coconut 
1  cup pecans chopped or any kind of nuts you like
6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chips or a combo

Optional: raisins, craisins or any dried fruits

instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat the sugars and all the butter, margarine and shortening together  until fluffy around 3 minutes
(I use and industrial mixer).  Add the eggs and vanilla. Add the baking soda, powder,  then stir in the flour and oats.

Add the coconut, pecans and chocolate chips or peanut butter chips. I even mix them up sometimes. These are also great with other candy coated chocolate pieces.
Batter is very thick/
I drop these cookies using a medium sized ice cream scoop.

You can also roll the dough into golf size balls and put them on parchment or silpat mat to bake.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees 12 to 15 minutes or until they start to brown on top depending on how big you make yours.

The less time you bake they will be soft in the center crunchy on the outside.

If you like them crunchier bake until very golden browned.
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25 comments

  1. If a cookie has oatmeal in it, I know I'm going to enjoy it. Your loaded version sounds great.

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  2. We love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! I love the addition of the coconut! I also love that this recipe has some history to it- it is fun to learn a little trivia about a recipe.

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  3. They look chewy and crisp at the same time. Perfect!

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  4. These look so good. I'm vegan though, I can substitute vegan butter for the margarine but am wondering about the shortening? Can I just add more butter?

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  5. I love everything that's going on with those cookies! Coconut for sweetness, and THREE kinds of fat!! You're speaking my language

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  6. I love these cookies! I'm a huge fan of oatmeal cookies in general, but these are outstanding!!!

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  7. Homemade cookies are the best. I don't know anyone that would not devour these. In fact, it would be hard to wait until they are cool enough to eat.

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  8. Very interesting name to these delicious looking cookies. I like mine crispy outside and soft inside and these sound just PERFECT. My kids will LOVE these.

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  9. Oh I bet these cookies taste amazing. I'm always in the mood for new cookies recipe to try. This goes on my list.

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  10. I love oatmeal cookies and these look perfect. I love that you used butter, margarin and vegetable shortening. Definitely a very interesting texture.

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  11. Cowboy cookies are awesome. I mean, adding coconut to anything is the best!

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  12. The recipe for your cookies looks very good. Looks beautiful and tasty! Cannot wait to try this. I add your recipe to my favorite.

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  13. These cookies look delish! Thanks for inspiration

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  14. I like all the variations you can get from the same basic recipe. And I never heard that name! Interesting!

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  15. My kids love oatmeal cookies very much. Your recipe seems to me very light and I want to try to cook it. Looks nice and delicious.

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  16. Oh, My!! You have all the ingredients I love in a cookie -- oatmeal, chocolate chips, coconut! WOW!! This recipe is three cookies in one! I can't wait to make this recipe -- perfect for those who want each of those cookies but can only have one.

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  17. I agree with you my favorite cookies are cowboy cookies because you can add everything nuts, chocolate chips, oats, raisins, literally everything. Your cookie sounds to be really nice.

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  18. I have always wanted to try Cowboy Cookies! I've heard great things about them ^_^ yours look so good, Claudia!

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  19. I love oatmeal cookies and have seen recipes for this one many times and need to try it. Yours look and sound awesome, Claudia!

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  20. Claudia, these look so chewy and delicious! Can't wait to give this cookie recipe a try. Wishing you a safe and happy Holiday season. Take Care

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  21. I've never had cowboy cookies, but wow, do these look amazing! I can't wait to try them!

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  22. Oatmeal cookies are a family favorite so I love this twist! I know my kids are going to gobble them up!

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  23. These cowboy cookies look superlicious! I love that they have chocolate chip and coconut in them!

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  24. Love how versatile this recipe can be. I'd definitely have your half with the nuts. I do wonder if you can substitute the shortening with butter?

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  25. Love cowboy cookies! I can't wait to try your version soon!

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