This recipe makes cowboy cookies that are chewy and hearty and sweet and satisfying and full of delicous ingredients. Sort of like actual cowboys, maybe? Who knows, but one thing’s for sure, you want to try out these flavor-filled dessert treats!
All kidding aside, I’m not exactly sure why these are called cowboy cookies. Maybe because they are hearty, robust cookies, with a mix of oatmeal and coconut and chocolate chips and walnuts? No nonsense, crunchy, chewy cookies with nothing fragile or delicate about them?
I really have no idea. If I knew any cowboys I would ask them. The closest I ever come to a cowboy is when the Southern husband wears his cowboy boots.
I do love it when he wears those boots…
Where was I?
Oh yes, the cowboy cookies. They are a perfect marriage of oatmeal walnut cookies and your classic chocolate chip with some coconut thrown in, so every bite is filled with something good. And this recipe is also flexible, so if you like pecans better than walnuts, feel free to swap them out. Or dark chocolate better than milk chocolate. Etc.
The important thing is that you get a batch of them cooling on your kitchen counter as quickly as possible. Cowboy Cookies…go make them!
This recipe makes cowboy cookies that are chewy and hearty and sweet and satisfying and full of delicous ingredients. Sort of like actual cowboys, maybe?
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (not the instant or quick-cooking kind)
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Put flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder into a bowl and whisk together,
- Put butter and both sugars in a mixer and beat on medium speed until fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, and then add the vanilla.
- Reduce the speed to low and slowly spoon in the flour mixture, beating until just mix together. Add in oats, chocolate, walnut, and coconut and mix until just combined.
- Now drop tablespoons of dough onto the cookie sheets, leaving the cookie dough two inches apart.
- Bake until the cookies just start to brown, about 15 minutes.
- Cool cookies on wire racks, making sure to test one while they are still warm. For, you know, quality control.