Cowboy Cookies

Transport yourself to the rustic charm of the American West with these hearty and wholesome Cowboy Cookies. Packed with a delightful mix of oats, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and pecans, these cookies are a true embodiment of frontier flavors. Originating from the ranches of yesteryears, these cookies have endured the test of time, delighting generations with their satisfyingly sweet and crunchy texture. Whether enjoyed as a snack around the campfire or as a treat at home, these Cowboy Cookies are sure to evoke nostalgia and bring a taste of the wild, wild West to your kitchen.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups quick rolled oats
  • 1 (6-ounce) package butterscotch chips or chocolate chips


To Prepare:

Sift the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt together.  Cream the butter with the sugars.  Add eggs to the creamed mixture.  Beat until smooth.  Add the flour mixture gradually to the creamed ingredients.  Now add the vanilla, rolled oats and the chips.  Drop by spoonsful on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees approximately 15 minutes.

Yields: About 4 dozen cookies

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