Delicious and Hearty: The Perfect Recipe for Cowboy Cookies
If you’re a fan of classic American treats that are packed with flavor and personality, then cowboy cookies should be at the top of your baking list. These chunky, hearty cookies are a delightful blend of ingredients that evoke a sense of adventure and the wild west. Packed with oats, chocolate chips, nuts, and sometimes even coconut, cowboy cookies are a truly satisfying indulgence. So, saddle up and get ready to bake a batch of these delectable treats!
½ cup butter softened, 1 stick
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups old fashioned oats
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup shredded coconut
½ cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350° F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, add the softened butter and brown sugar and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes . You can also use the bowl of a stand mixer.
Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until blended in. (scrape down the side if necessary)
Then add in the oats, flour, and baking soda and mix until just barely combined , being careful not to over-mix.
Next, add the chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and chopped pecans and gently stir them into the dough.
Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop out 1 ½ tablespoons of dough and place it on the baking sheets 2 inches apart.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
Allow the cookies to cool completely on the pan before storing them in an airtight container.
Store at room temperature for up to 4-5 days.
Pro Tips for Perfect Cowboy Cookies:
- Use room temperature butter for a smoother cookie dough.
- For a richer flavor, toast the pecans before adding them to the cookie dough.
- Don’t overmix the dough; just blend until the ingredients are combined to avoid tough cookies.
- To prevent cookies from spreading too much, chill the dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before baking.
- Experiment with mix-ins like dried cranberries, butterscotch chips, or chopped pretzels for a unique twist.
Note: Nutrition values are approximate and based on a standard recipe. Actual values may vary.
Serving Size: 1 cookie / Calories: 180 / Total Fat: 10g / Saturated Fat: 5g / Cholesterol: 20mg / Sodium: 100mg / Total Carbohydrates: 22g / Dietary Fiber: 1g / Sugars: 15 g / Protein: 2g
Incorporating the heartiness and warmth of the Old West, Cowboy Cookies are a delightful treat that will satisfy your cravings for something sweet and substantial. With a medley of flavors and textures, they make for an ideal snack to accompany a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. Whether you’re baking these cookies for a family gathering, a cozy afternoon snack, or simply as a reminder of the rugged spirit of the frontier, you’re sure to appreciate the rich taste and inviting aroma of these classic treats. So saddle up and get ready to enjoy the comfort and nostalgia that each bite of Cowboy Cookies brings!
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