Cowboy Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened or sweetened, based on preference)

1/2 cup chopped pecans

How To Make Cowboy Cookies

Preheat Oven & Prepare: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

 

Combine Dry Ingredients: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

 

Cream Butter & Sugars: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

 

Add Egg & Vanilla: Beat in the egg followed by the vanilla extract, ensuring they’re well combined.

 

Mix in Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing just until combined.

 

Stir in Goodies: Now, the fun part! Fold in the oats, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and pecans.

 

Drop & Bake: Using a cookie scoop or two spoons, drop rounded tablespoons of the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Flatten them slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

 

Cool & Enjoy: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

Achieving the dreamy, chewy consistency and a burst of flavors in every bite requires a touch of baking know-how. Here are a few secrets to elevate your Cowboy Cookie game:

 

Cook Note

Room Temperature Butter: This allows for easier mixing and results in a creamier texture.

Fresh Ingredients: Always ensure that your baking soda and baking powder are fresh for the perfect rise.

Chill the Dough: If you have some extra time, refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes. This enhances the flavors and prevents the cookies from spreading too much during baking.

Watch the Oven: All ovens vary slightly. It’s essential to keep an eye on your cookies during the last few minutes to prevent over-baking.

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