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Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies y’all!  I took the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe, added oats, chocolate chips, sweetened coconut, pecans and chunks of toffee, to make a cookie that would satisfy even the hardest working cowboy!  There’s a lot going on in these cookies, but all of the flavors work so well together.  A hearty cookie for my cookie lovers out there, like me.

I don’t know why exactly these are called Cowboy Cookies, but I am going with that name because I needed an excuse to share with you some exciting news!  Cowboy related news that is…

So I have a new obsession…horses.  Oh my.  I am in love.  Such magnificent and powerful creatures.  I have been taking riding lessons for the past couple months and am now determined to learn everything I can about horses.  I have also always wanted to be part of our Equestrian Team at MPD, so I could do mounted patrol.  So with the help from one of the guys on the team (who is also one of my best friends at work), we found me the perfect horse.

I still can’t believe that I have my own horse!  I am so excited!  Meet Ty…my 17-year old big, black horse.  Weeeeeeeee!!!  If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, then you are already in the know…but I had to share here on the blog too.   And to celebrate, I made Cowboy Cookies!

Ok back to cookies!!  You need to chill this dough, so plan accordingly.  Sometimes chilling the dough for a few days works out perfect for me, for those times when I need fresh cookies during the middle of my work week, when I don’t have a ton of time in the evening to make the dough AND bake the cookies.

Cowboy Cookies

Print Recipe
Serves: 30 Cookies Cooking Time: 8-minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toffee bits (I used B. Toffee)
  • SUGAR TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar

Instructions

1

In the bowl of a stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, add the butter and beat until smooth and creamy. Add the brown sugar and white sugar to the butter and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla extract, water and one egg at a time. Scrap down the sides of the bowl as needed. Mix ingredients on medium-high speed until ingredients are fully incorporated.

2

Change the mixer speed to low and slowly add the flour, baking soda, salt, cornstarch, nutmeg and oats into the mixture. Mix until barely combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and with the mixer on low, add in the coconut, pecans, chocolate chips and toffee bits, mixing until ingredients are incorporated into the dough. Dump dough out onto plastic wrap, and wrap dough up completely. Place dough in the refrigerator to chill for two hours and up to five days.

3

Once dough has chilled sufficiently, preheat the oven to 350-degrees and line three cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using a medium sized cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough balls. Dump the sugar topping into a small bowl and roll cookie dough balls in the sugar, before placing the dough balls on prepared cookie sheets.

4

Bake cookies, one cookie sheet at a time, in 350-degree oven for 8-minutes. Remove baked cookies from the oven and let set on the cookie sheet for several minutes to set, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Cookies stay fresh for seven days.

Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside and full of so many flavors.  If you have never had a cowboy cookie, then you need to make these.  Even if you don’t like coconut.  My coconut-hating-taste-tester loved these cookies!  So tell me….how do you feel about coconut??  Have you ever had a Cowboy Cookie before?  Are you a horse lover like me??

XOXO,

Kelly

PS- I linked this recipe up at the following link parties: Meal Plan Monday, Sugar and Spice, Reader Tip Tuesday, Pretty Pintastic Party, Foodie Friday.

Foodlyn sent me the raw and fresh Pecans! from Our Daily Eats, that I used in this recipe.  Check out Foodlyn for all your artisanal food needs and unique food items!

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47 Comments

  • Reply
    Deepika|TheLoveOfCakes
    January 30, 2018 at 7:43 AM

    How can anyone go wrong with these amazing cookies! These are so decked up!! Your horse is lovely Kelly! Glad you are enjoying riding him so much!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 1, 2018 at 5:59 AM

      Thank you Deepika! These cookies are definitely FULL of flavor! I love my horse and enjoy spending time with him. It’s good to disconnect from technology sometimes and just be out in nature, right? 🙂

  • Reply
    Amanda
    January 30, 2018 at 1:29 PM

    What a beautiful moment in your life to share with us, Kelly. You deserve it and I hope you keep achieving your dreams 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 1, 2018 at 6:02 AM

      Thank you Amanda! I hope you are doing well! You are such a sweetheart. Have a great rest of the week 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    gardeningfoodie
    January 30, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    Oh these cookies look so delicious Kelly and I love the name cowboy cookies.
    Ty is such a beautiful horse and you are so right, they are magnifecent creatures so powerful and intelligent. I am glad that you are getting to do what you love…have fun and give Ty a hug and a sugar cube for me 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 1, 2018 at 6:03 AM

      Thank you darling!! These cookies are definitely worth making! I am so excited about Ty 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Katherine | Love In My Oven
    January 30, 2018 at 2:58 PM

    Yeehaw!! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at cowboy cookies for a while now! Yours look fabulous! I’ve been loving your horse riding pictures on Insta!!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 1, 2018 at 6:04 AM

      Thank you Katherine!! You definitely need to make these 🙂 And thanks for loving my horse pictures…he’s like my kid, so I can’t help but post pictures hehehe XOXO

  • Reply
    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    January 30, 2018 at 5:47 PM

    Awwww! What a beauty! These cookies look stunning! That melty chocolate…oh my!!! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 1, 2018 at 6:05 AM

      Thank you Kim! I loved that shot of the melty chocolate heheheh 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Christy
    January 30, 2018 at 7:51 PM

    These look so yummy! I haven’t had cowboy cookies in ages! (Since we lived in Montana!) Yours look incredible!
    I’m so excited for you with your beautiful horse!! That is so cool!!! My daughter was so excited too. She loves horses!!
    Love and blessings,
    Christy

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 1, 2018 at 6:07 AM

      Thank you Christy! You are such a sweetheart! I hope you and your daughter make these cookies too….they are so yummy 🙂 Thanks for being such a loyal follower of the blog! I appreciate you! XOXO

      • Reply
        Christy
        February 3, 2018 at 5:48 PM

        We made them!! Oh my word!!! They are so good!! We made them yesterday and they are gone already, lol. Dad and the twins (14 y.o. girls) made a snow cave/igloo yesterday and all 3 girls and dad slept out in it last night. This morning they came in ready for hot chocolate and some cowboy cookies! Healthy breakfast. 😉
        You are so sweet! Your recipes never disappoint and I enjoy your blog and what you’re up to. 🙂 Thanks for another great recipe!
        Love and Blessings,
        Christy

        • Reply
          Kelly
          February 4, 2018 at 7:58 AM

          Thanks Christy! I am so excited that you made these and loved these!! How fun to have a sleepover in a snow igloo!! Cookies for breakfast are always a good idea in my book hehehe. Thanks for being such a loyal follower of the blog and for making my recipes and telling me what you thought of them. Your comments make my week! Have an awesome day!! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Maria Doss
    January 30, 2018 at 10:17 PM

    Your horse is a beauty Kelly!!! So incredibly happy for you:) And these cookies are just the right ones (or rather the name) to celebrate. That gooey chocolate centre is calling my name.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 2, 2018 at 7:24 AM

      Thank you Maria! I love my horsey and these cookies are perfect for celebrating 🙂 Have a great weekend! XOXO

  • Reply
    Amy
    January 30, 2018 at 10:33 PM

    These cookies look amazing! You look awesome riding your new horse. We had horses on the farm that I grew up on. We rode them when we rounded up the cattle, but it was more fun to just go for rides around the farm, especially when we went to college and brought our “city friends” home for the weekends. Enjoy your horse!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 2, 2018 at 7:24 AM

      Awwww such great memories! Riding my horse is so nice and relaxing 🙂 Have a great weekend Amy! XOXO

  • Reply
    pglooney
    January 31, 2018 at 3:38 AM

    Those are loaded! Love it. I love horses, my favorite animal!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 2, 2018 at 7:25 AM

      Loaded to the max!! Yay for a fellow horse lover 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    January 31, 2018 at 6:48 AM

    Ty is gorgeous! Is he just the sweetest? He looks like he would be. And as for these cookies, all I can say is YUM! Congrats on the horse and hope you’re having a great week, Kelly!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 2, 2018 at 7:26 AM

      Thanks Kelsie!! Ty is a sweetheart…but definitely has his own ideas sometimes hahaha. These cookies are definitely yum 🙂 Have a great weekend my dear!

  • Reply
    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    January 31, 2018 at 11:10 AM

    give me allll the cowboy cookies!! i’ve gone horseback riding a few times, but i’m pretty sure i didn’t do it right. my butt was so sore, and i didn’t know that you were supposed to kind of hold yourself up with your legs. whoops. time to try again, i guess (;

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 2, 2018 at 7:28 AM

      Hahahah my butt is sore after I ride too. It’s just a lot of butt and leg work lol. You will have to come out and ride with me one day 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    January 31, 2018 at 1:22 PM

    Those cowboys know WHAT IS UP when it comes to THE SWEETS!!!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 2, 2018 at 7:28 AM

      Hahaha right?!?! Hearty and filling!! XOXO

  • Reply
    H.A.G.
    February 2, 2018 at 7:58 AM

    These look fantastic! I ove the way the sugar looks when you rolled the cookies in there~

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM

      Thank you! I am pretty obsessed with rolling all my cookies in sugar hahaha 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Julie @ Back To My Southern Roots
    February 2, 2018 at 6:07 PM

    Looks sooooo good. They look warm, right out of the oven! Mmm…

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 3, 2018 at 8:05 AM

      Nothing better than cookies fresh from the oven, right?! Mmmmm now I want freshly baked cookies hahaha

  • Reply
    Leanna
    February 2, 2018 at 6:51 PM

    Yum these look so good with their sugary topping. Delish.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 3, 2018 at 8:05 AM

      Thank you Leanna!! I am obsessed with rolling my cookies in sugar 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Colleen
    February 3, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    If being a cowboy means that I get to eat these cookies, sign me up!!!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 4, 2018 at 7:56 AM

      Hahahaha….no worries…these cookies can be enjoyed by everyone 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    roseannmhampton
    February 4, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Beautiful horse! And definitely pinning to try these cookies! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! Roseann from http://www.thisautoimmunelife.com

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 5, 2018 at 5:46 AM

      Thanks Roseann!! Thank you for hosting the link party 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    laura70ak
    February 5, 2018 at 8:34 PM

    So basically toss in everything delish and bake them up!?!
    Thanks for link up to the Friday Frenzy!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 9, 2018 at 6:01 AM

      Pretty much everything but the kitchen sink 😉 hehehe

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    Amy (Savory Moments)
    February 6, 2018 at 5:13 PM

    Wow!! That’s so exciting about your horse! Also, these cookies. I mean, they have everything!! So yummy!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 9, 2018 at 6:14 AM

      Thank you Amy! These cookies are sooooo good too….mmmmm 🙂 XOXO

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    myspaghettihead
    February 10, 2018 at 8:15 AM

    These look soooo yummy!! I love regular chocolate chip cookies and you now have kicked them up a notch. I can’t wait to try your additions.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 11, 2018 at 8:17 AM

      Thank you darling!! These are like everything but the kitchen sink cookies hehehe. And oh so gooooood 🙂 XOXO

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