The Best Cowboy Cookies


Cowboy Cookies, also known as Texas Cookies , are a classic treat that I absolutely love. They are a staple in my family and I have been making them for years. Every time I make a batch, I feel like I’m transported back to my childhood when I would help my grandmother in the kitchen.

The best part about Cowboy Cookies is that they are incredibly versatile. You can add in any mix-ins you like to make them your own. Some of my favorites include chocolate chips, pecans, and M&Ms. They are also perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family gathering, a potluck, or just a lazy Sunday afternoon.

One of my fondest memories of Cowboy Cookies is from a family camping trip. We were all huddled around the campfire, roasting marshmallows and making s’mores when my cousin pulled out a bag of Cowboy Cookies. They were a hit among everyone and we all enjoyed them while sharing stories and laughing.

Whenever I make Cowboy Cookies, I like to get creative with the mix-ins. One time, I added in some shredded coconut and toasted pecans, giving the cookies a tropical twist. Another time, I added in some espresso powder to the batter for a rich and decadent flavor. The possibilities are endless and it’s always a fun experiment to see what new flavors I can come up with.

Making Cowboy Cookies is a simple process that can be done in a few steps. First, I cream together the butter and sugar until they are light and fluffy. Then, I add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Finally, I slowly add in the dry ingredients and any mix-ins I have chosen. I like to use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough onto a baking sheet and then pop them in the oven to bake.

The aroma of the cookies baking in the oven is one of my favorite parts. The sweet and buttery scent fills the kitchen and I can hardly wait for the timer to go off so I can enjoy a warm, soft, and chewy Cowboy Cookie.

In conclusion, Cowboy Cookies hold a special place in my heart and I love making them for my family and friends. They are a classic treat that never goes out of style and always bring a smile to everyone’s face. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, I highly recommend giving Cowboy Cookies a try.

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies are a classic treat made with butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, flour, and a variety of mix-ins such as chocolate chips, pecans, and M&Ms. They are versatile, easy to make, and perfect for any occasion.
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Course: Cookies, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 72 cookies



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a separate bowl, mix the rice crispy cereal, oats, and coconut flakes and set aside.
  • Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into another bowl and set it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the brown sugar, white sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • Stir in the oatmeal mixture.
  • Using your hands (make sure they are clean), form the dough into balls and place them onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. If you prefer a softer cookie, reduce the baking time.


  1. marcia loveless

    I have been looking for this recipe for a long time minus the coconut. Is there a substitute I can use or just leave it out?

    • brenda hart

      Leaving out the coconut will not hurt the recipe

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