Wyoming Cowboy Cookies Recipe
- 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
- 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.
Test Kitchen Tips
2 each: 211 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
Reviews for Wyoming Cowboy Cookies
"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."
"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."
"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. :)"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"I had leftover "kisses" and chopped them up to make the chocolate chips. Think they really MADE them taste super good. Lots of compliments."
"Has anyone tried making half this recipe?just to update. I halved the recipe and it worked great. bake about 18 min."
"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."
"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."
"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....."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Very good! I might cook them a little less next time though. I like my cookies to be soft."
"These are sooo yummy. I'm asked to make them all the time. I use different nuts sometimes but still fantastic."
"I bought this amazing coconut chocolate chip cookie at a bakery in the Phoenix airport and wanted to try to replicate it at home. This recipe was definitely a winner. I received so many compliments on the cookies. If I make it again I would have to plan on giving some away or else I would eat them all!"
"We love Cowboy cookies in my family-we've made several different versions. I must say this is one of the best ones. We love coconut, so next time I will add more. My husband doesn't like nuts, so we add butterscotch chips instead. LOVE!"
"One of the first Oatmeal cookie recipes that doesn't have raisins and that makes me happy. I'm not a big fan of coconut so I cut the amount down a bit. Not bad at all."
"They are great, now my husband wants me to make them for him to take to work."
"With my cookie scoop I ended up with 8 1/2 dozen cookies. My family loved these."
"Coconut and white chocolate chips. Have mercy!!! ;o)"
"Friends and family loved these. I even thought they were really good and I am not a fan of coconut. Will definitely make these again."
"I added raisins as well and every time I bake them they disappear very quickly."