Cowboy Cookies
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Cowboy cookies are big in size – four inches across on average. And they are big in flavor. It’s like the cook used all the good stuff in the chuck wagon.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 20 cookies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs (OR 3 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup corn flakes
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped and toasted
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup peanut butter chips
  1. Chop and toast pecans.
  2. In large bowl, beat butter, brown and white sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
  4. Add one cup of flour to mixture. Do not stir. Add salt, baking powder and baking soda to pile of flour. Then add remaining cup of flour. This helps more evenly incorporate the dry ingredients. Mix until dry ingredients are just barely incorporated.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and mix gently.
  6. Chill the cookie dough so that it becomes firm enough to handle easily.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicon or parchment paper.
  8. Use a ¼ cup measure to scoop cookies onto pan, leaving two inches between cookies. Flatten cookies just slightly so they will bake evenly.
  9. Bake for 12-14 minutes for soft cookies, up to 17 minutes for crisper cookies. Finished cookies should be golden brown around the edges and on the bottom
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at