Cowboy cookie recipe
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Cowboy Cookie Recipe

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This Cowboy Cookie Recipe is full of flavor and comes packed with chocolate chips, pecans, coconut, and oats. This bakery style cookie is THICK, has a soft edge, and a slightly gooey center. These loaded cookies are hands down the best cookies you will ever eat!

Cowboy Cookie Recipe
Cowboy Cookie Recipe

What is a Cowboy Cookie?

Back in the election year of 2000, Family Circle magazine had a cookie bake-off between Tipper Gore and Laura Bush. Tipper Gore made an amazing gingersnap cookie, but it was Laura Bush’s Famous Cowboy Cookie that took the prize. And it’s no surprise these cookies ran away with first place because they are SO good!

Laura’s Cowboy Cookies are big, chewy, and completely stuffed with so many mix-ins: oats, coconut, pecans, and of course, chocolate chips. They’re sure to win over any crowd.

Ingredients for thick and soft Cowboy Cookies

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Quick Oats
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Coconut Flakes

How to make thick and chewy Cowboy Cookies

I used a hand mixer for this recipe, but you can use your stand mixer if you prefer. Start by adding softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar to a large bowl and beat until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and mix until just combined. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and beat until fully combined. Mix in oats and stir well. Add in chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and coconut and stir with a metal spoon or spatula until all ingredients are fully combined.

Using a 1/3 measuring cup, divide dough into 12 equal balls and place on two large baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Allow the dough to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking. Bake cookies in a 400F oven for 11-12 minutes or until tops are lightly brown.

cookie dough

Remove from oven and allow Cowboy Cookies to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Cowboy Cookie

Tips for making the best cookie

  • Chill the dough: Chilling cookie dough in the fridge is key to making the best cookie. Allowing the dough to chill in the fridge before baking allows the fat to cool. Your cookies will expand more slowly and will hold onto their texture and shape. If you skip this step you will end up with flat, sad cookies.
  • Bake cookies using parchment paper: When baking your cookies it is best to line your baking sheet with parchment paper. When you spray your cookie sheet with non stick spray it creates a greasy foundation that causes cookies to spread and become flat.
Cowboy Cookie Recipe

Cowboy Cookie Recipe

April
This Cowboy Cookie Recipe is full of flavor and comes packed with chocolate chips, pecans, coconut, and oats. This bakery style cookie is THICK, has a soft edge, and a slightly gooey center. These loaded cookies are hands down the best cookies you will ever eat!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
refrigerate 30 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 489 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl add softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon and mix until just combined.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix well to combine.
  • Add in instant oats and mix well.
  • Stir in chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and coconut until all ingredients are mixed well.
  • Using a 1/3 cup measuring scoop, divide dough into 12 balls and place on a large cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Chill dough in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking.
  • Preheat oven to 400F and bake cookies for 11-12 minutes or until tops are slightly golden brown.
  • Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 489kcalCarbohydrates: 55.8gProtein: 7.1gFat: 26gSodium: 180mgFiber: 4.2gSugar: 23g
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