Cowboy Cookies {Recipe}

These cookies have just about every yummy thing possible in them, chocolate chips, oats, coconut, and pecans.  They may not win any beauty contests, but they are a delicious, homey treat.

Cowboy Cookies

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups chocolate chips

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats

1 1/4 cups sweetened flake coconut

1 1/4 cups chopped pecans


1.  Preheat oven to 350*F

2.  Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and set aside.

3.  In a mixing bowl, beat butter until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute)

4.  Gradually beat in the sugars until fully combined.

5.  Add the eggs, one at a time.  Add vanilla.

6.  Stir in flour mixture until just combined.

7.  Combine chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans in a large bowl, then add that mixture to your dough.

8.  Using a large cookie scoop, place large balls of dough on an ungreased cookie sheet.

9.  Bake 9-11 minutes.

10.  Transfer cookies to a rack to cool.

Recipe Source-  Final recipe by Glorious Treats, adapted from Laura Bush (as pubished in Presidential Cookies)


  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Can't wait to pass them all out! Yes, I should be in bed – no, I'm not going anytime soon. =(

  2. OHHH I just LOVE the last photo!!

  3. Oh thank you, thank you! I think you've just made my weekend with the promise of these recipes! Can't wait for the chocolate icing sugar-topped one!!! 🙂

  4. Oh how Yummy these look, thank you for the recipe

  5. The combination of chocolate chips, oats and pecans is delicious. Great looking cookies!

  6. yummy! I just might have to try these! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I have been making a recipe called Cowboy Cookies my entire adult life and I'm 58. My mom made them too. We don't put coconut in ours and use walnuts and the amounts of ingredients are a little different, but they are a favorite of everyone who tries them!

  8. Might just have to try these out on a bunch of So.Cal lifeguards this weekend…they look delish….thanks.

  9. Great recipe! Definitely a hit with everyone!! The only thing that was suggested was to change the amount of cinnamon down to 1 1/2 teaspoon.

  10. These are yummy! I only had 1 cup of white chocbchips so I used 3/4 chopped Heath bar to use in place of the other cup……. oh so relish.

  11. I made these yesterday, what a hit! It made a lot, so I shared with a friend, she ate two right off the bat! Everyone in my family loved them. A great hearty cookie, love it! Thanks for the recipe.

  12. These are wonderful! I’m wondering how to print recipes in printer format. I can’t find the tab for it so I’m printing the comments and everything. Am I missing something? Thank You!

  13. Oh my goodness Glory, these are to die for!! I made them this afternoon and they are so delicious. Thank you so much for this recipe. So glad I met you at the pool this past week and found out about your blog 🙂 I will for sure be trying more of your recipes soon!

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