Cowboy Cookie Mix Recipe
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Cowboy Cookie Mix Recipe

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Since half the fun of cookies is baking them, I give this merry-making mix as a gift. The ingredients look so pretty in a jar...and the cookies smell terrific coming out of the oven!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Additional Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 187 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Pour oats into a wide-mouth 1-qt. glass container with a tight-fitting lid. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; place on top of oats. Layer with pecans, chocolate chips, brown sugar and sugar, packing each layer tightly (do not mix). Cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 1 batch.
  2. To prepare cookies: Pour cookie mix into a large bowl; stir to combine ingredients. Beat in butter, egg and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake 11-13 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cowboy Cookie Mix in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p45

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danali2001 User ID: 2512314 85987
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"Just made these cookies for my own family. I replaced about 3 Tablespoons of the butter with applesauce and they turned out great."

cgmx User ID: 5556090 94290
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"Double it, 'cause everyone eats them so fast! Also excellent as an oatmeal-raisin recipe, just replace the choc chips with plumped raisins (soak raisins in hot water for 5-10 min 'til they're plump, drain water off and stir a Tbl of flour into the raisins, then mix with dough). Best cookie recipe EVER (and I've made a LOT of cookies). Since finding this recipe, I've quit trying other recipes, this is the one I go to all the time. Thank you!"

MichMajor User ID: 6203085 77906
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"I found this one a little dry. it was hard to roll into balls because it was very crumbly. They also went very hard shortly after being baked."

mindymoser1 User ID: 5336711 88547
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"I saw this recipe and decided to make the jars for my neighbors for Christmas. I made the recipe for myself and thought the cookies were yummy. Make sure you pack all of the ingredients tight to make sure it all fits in the jar."

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