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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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."

pkrisgin User ID: 8144122 222906
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"These are the bomb! One of thee best cookie recipes I have now. Everyone raved about them gone in less than 24hrs.! lol Thank you for another hit....."

annie350 User ID: 7968208 217919
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"Ok, first these cookies have WAY to much sugar in them. I reduced the amount of sugar to 1 cup of packed brown sugar and did not include the granulated white sugar. Second, i reduced the baking time to 10 minutes as i felt 12 minutes was to long. And third, i dropped the dough by the spoonfuls onto the baking sheets instead of a rounded teaspoonfuls. In conclusion, I also make these cookies by excluding the chocolate chips and increasing the amount of coconut and pecans and use 1 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar."

ryanmckenna User ID: 3580113 2212
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"Made these yesterday. Was looking for a "cowboy cookie" but all I could find were recipes making larger size cookies. Came across this recipe and based on the reviews, I decided to make them. These probably are now my absolute favorite choc chip recipe. I did take the pecans and coconut out of the oven and immediately put in the bowl to mix causing the choc chips to slightly melt. Oh my. awesome. I could eat them for a meal."

parksville User ID: 1598935 3872
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014 Edited May. 24, 2014

"Great cookies, nice and chewy smacking w/ plenty of chocolate, but we found them a bit dry so not sure if they were over-baked or if the mixture needs a bit more moisture."

Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 2499
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"Very good! I might cook them a little less next time though. I like my cookies to be soft."

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