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Cowboy Cookies

Saddle Up for Sweetness: Cowboy Cookies Imagine biting into a cookie that’s loaded with an irresistible combination of flavors and textures—chewy oats, sweet chocolate chips, crunchy pecans, and the warm aroma of cinnamon. Cowboy Cookies are a delightful rodeo of taste sensations, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and providing the energy you need for life’s adventures. This recipe promises a batch of hearty, homemade cookies that will transport your taste buds to the Wild West.

Wild West Whimsy

The star of these cookies is the diverse mix of ingredients that mimic the spirit of cowboy trail mix, ensuring each bite is a delightful surprise.

Homemade Goodness

This recipe is designed for ease, ensuring you can whip up a batch of Cowboy Cookies anytime you’re in the mood for a sweet and satisfying treat.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Cowboy Cookies with these variations:

  1. Fruity Twist: Add dried cranberries or raisins to the cookie dough for a fruity kick.
  2. Spicy Adventure: Incorporate a pinch of cayenne pepper for a hint of spice that pairs beautifully with the chocolate.
  3. Nut-Free Option: Omit the pecans for a nut-free version, or substitute them with sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds for crunch.


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Now that you’ve uncovered the secret to Cowboy Cookies, it’s time to embrace the adventurous mix of flavors and textures in each bite. Share them with friends and family, pack them for your outdoor escapades, or simply enjoy them as a delightful snack anytime. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your favorite cowboy-inspired additions with us. Happy cookie baking!

Tips or Notes:

  • Use old-fashioned oats for the best texture in these cookies.
  • To ensure even baking, place the cookie dough balls evenly spaced on the baking sheets.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I freeze the cookie dough?

Yes, you can freeze the cookie dough balls and bake them straight from the freezer. Simply add a couple of extra minutes to the baking time.

Can I use instant oats instead of old-fashioned oats?

Instant oats are finer in texture and may result in a different cookie texture. It’s best to use old-fashioned oats for this recipe.

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

Recipe by Alexandra
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: All Word Recipes


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  • 1 cup 1 (2 sticks/226g) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup 1 (200g) granulated sugar

  • 1 cup 1 (220g) brown sugar, packed

  • 2 large 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons 2 pure vanilla extract

  • 2 cups 2 (240g) all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon 1 baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon 1 baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

  • 2 cups 2 (160g) old-fashioned oats

  • 1 cup 1 (175g) semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup 1 (120g) chopped pecans

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 ground cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened unsalted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the pure vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until well combined.
  • Stir in the old-fashioned oats, semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and ground cinnamon until evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown around the edges but still slightly soft in the center.
  • Allow the Cowboy Cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Serve your Cowboy Cookies and savor the delightful mix of flavors and textures in each chewy, chocolaty, nutty bite!

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