- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened or sweetened, based on preference)
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
How To Make Cowboy Cookies
Preheat Oven & Prepare: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine Dry Ingredients: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Cream Butter & Sugars: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Add Egg & Vanilla: Beat in the egg followed by the vanilla extract, ensuring they’re well combined.
Mix in Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing just until combined.
Stir in Goodies: Now, the fun part! Fold in the oats, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and pecans.
Drop & Bake: Using a cookie scoop or two spoons, drop rounded tablespoons of the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Flatten them slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
Cool & Enjoy: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Achieving the dreamy, chewy consistency and a burst of flavors in every bite requires a touch of baking know-how. Here are a few secrets to elevate your Cowboy Cookie game:
- Room Temperature Butter: This allows for easier mixing and results in a creamier texture.
- Fresh Ingredients: Always ensure that your baking soda and baking powder are fresh for the perfect rise.
- Chill the Dough: If you have some extra time, refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes. This enhances the flavors and prevents the cookies from spreading too much during baking.
- Watch the Oven: All ovens vary slightly. It’s essential to keep an eye on your cookies during the last few minutes to prevent over-baking.