Cowboy Cookies

Introduction

Indulge in the delightful goodness of Cowboy Cookies, a classic treat packed with chocolate chips, oats, coconut, and pecans. These hearty cookies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings with a touch of rustic charm.

Why Make This Recipe

If you’re a fan of cookies that are loaded with delicious mix-ins and have a satisfying crunch, Cowboy Cookies are the way to go. They are easy to make, versatile in flavors, and perfect for sharing with family and friends.

How to Make Cowboy Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup cornflakes
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
  3. Add flour, rolled oats, baking soda, and salt. Beat again until combined.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips, cornflakes, coconut flakes, and pecans. Use a cookie scoop to portion dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Loosely cover with cling wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F and bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Let cookies cool slightly on the baking sheet. Enjoy!

How to Serve Cowboy Cookies

Serve Cowboy Cookies with a glass of cold milk or a hot cup of coffee for a comforting snack. They are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics, or a sweet treat after dinner.

How to Store Cowboy Cookies

Store Cowboy Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. For longer storage, you can freeze the cookies in a freezer-safe bag for up to three months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

Tips to Make Cowboy Cookies

  • Toasting the pecans before adding them to the cookie dough enhances their nutty flavor.
  • For a chewier texture, slightly underbake the cookies and let them cool on the baking sheet.
  • Experiment with different mix-ins such as dried fruits, butterscotch chips, or M&M’s for personalized variations.

FAQs

  1. Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted butter in this recipe?
    • Yes, but adjust the amount of salt added to the dough to balance the flavors.
  2. Can I omit the coconut flakes if I’m not a fan of coconut?
    • Absolutely, feel free to leave out the coconut or replace it with an equal amount of another mix-in of your choice.
  3. Can I use quick oats instead of rolled oats?
    • Quick oats can be used as a substitute, but the texture of the cookies may be slightly different.

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