Wyoming Cowboy Cookies Recipe
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Wyoming Cowboy Cookies Recipe

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These cookies are very popular here. They're great for munching anytime. —Patsy Steenbock, Shoshoni, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 211 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Place coconut and pecans on a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted, stirring every 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt Add to creamed mixture; beat well. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips and toasted coconut and pecans.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes or until browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Wyoming Cowboy Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p66

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Deb User ID: 9206011 268542
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2017

"In Oklahoma we call these "Dishpan Cookies"; I think because the recipe makes such a large batch, you need to mix it up in a big ole' dishpan! I've been making these cookies since I was a teenager, hoping to impress my boyfriends. ;) Now, this is my husband's favorite cookie; he is always disappointed if I make any other kind! I add 1 cup of dried cranberries to the recipe, really adds a nice flavor contrast to the chocolate chips. These are big, hearty cookies, they freeze great and travel well. I bake them for 11 minutes, using the medium size Pampered Chef scoop to portion out the dough."

Amanda User ID: 4766435 268239
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2017

"These are hands down the BEST cookie! They are my husband's favorite! I make it just as it says, and cook about 10 min. :)"

foxyhottcakes User ID: 8321657 267423
Reviewed May. 29, 2017

"These have a great flavor. I think next time I'd like to try half shortening half butter or butter flavored shortening instead so they don't get so crispy. Toasting the coconut and pecans is a great touch!"

LegalSec User ID: 548619 266279
Reviewed May. 24, 2017

"I haven't made yet and will, but people were commenting that they were a tad dry. I think I will reduce the oats to 1-1/2 cups and watch the bake time and start with 10 minutes and I will also too reduce the sugar and I don't think I will toast the coconut or pecans. Will update after I make."

PageRD User ID: 5881442 266235
Reviewed May. 23, 2017

"I love the flavors in these cookies, but they seemed a little dry. After the first batch, I cut the cooking time down to 10 minutes. I took them to an office meeting and people really liked them."

jnjkoho User ID: 5996647 263130
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2017

"I had leftover "kisses" and chopped them up to make the chocolate chips. Think they really MADE them taste super good. Lots of compliments."

AnnaDurbs User ID: 7927638 259878
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2017 Edited Feb. 7, 2017

"Has anyone tried making half this recipe?just to update. I halved the recipe and it worked great. bake about 18 min."

laceyest User ID: 3475325 253288
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

"I've been baking these for years. Sometimes I forego the chocolate chips and add chocolate covered raisins. So good!"

Bonne131313 User ID: 6327952 251788
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2016

"I needed to increase flour 2 1/2 to almost 3 cups and refrigerated dough between baking batches. . After that, they turned out great! I'm at 9,000 ft."

jamesbell123 User ID: 8576927 235137
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"This recipe was a catastrophe for me. I followed the directions and they ended up burning the bottoms resembling an odd chunky tuile. fell apart and were not edible as a cookie. tasted extremely sweet and some of the non burnt ones were decent as a topping for ice cream."

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