Wyoming Cowboy Cookies
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes or until browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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Nutrition Facts2 each: 211 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
May 23, 2018
These are "Ranger Cookies" where I come from. Absolutely the best with coffee!
May 11, 2018
I decided to make this recipe based on all the good reviews. It wasn't that good. The cookies are very dry, hard and crunchy. Despite all the goodies in them, they are rather bland. The baking time is way off as well. I will stick to my own chocolate chip cookie recipe from now on and add in the goodies...it has pudding mix and shortening in it and yields a much softer and better tasting product.
Oct 8, 2017
Everyone LOVES these cookies! I prefer to grate my coconut fresh. There is enough sugar in the recipe that sweetened coconut is not needed.
Aug 10, 2017
I love these sweet cookies, made them for my grandson and we ate most of them..Going to buy more butter to make another batch. I did not think they were dry at all.
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.
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. :)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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