Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cowboy Cookies for my Texan

No, my husband is not a cowboy but he did grow up in Texas.  I found this recipe for Cowboy Cookies and they are similar to my  Vanishing Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  {Deliciousness}  But I substitute Apple Sauce and Coconut Oil for the butter.  Also, if you substitute regular apple sauce you might want to cut out a bit of sugar.

We have a joke in our house these days.  My husband calls his old blue jeans his "Apocalypse Pants" because unless there's an Apocalypse, he won't fit into them!  LOL  But seriously, I love to cook and he loves to eat so we'll both just deal with it (and work out more).

Cowboy Cookies
from Simply Recipes


1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 sticks butter (6 ounces, 12 Tbsp), at room temperature

3/4 cup white sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 large eggs*, beaten

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut (we used shredded)

1 cup chopped pecans

*This recipe is a half recipe of the original, which calls for 3 eggs. To get half of 3 eggs, you can either just use only one egg, or beat two eggs and remove about 2 Tbsp.


Preheat oven to 350°F with racks in upper and lower third. Line two large baking sheets with Silpat or parchment paper.

In a large bowl, vigorously whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Place butter in a standing electric mixer and beat on medium speed until smooth and light, about 1 minute. Slowly add in the white sugar and brown sugar, and beat to combine, about 2 more minutes.  Add half the eggs, beat, and then add the other half and beat again. Add the vanilla extract and beat again.

Lower the speed of the mixer to low and slowly add the flour mixture, until just combined. Add the chocolate chips, oats, coconut, and pecans, mixing until just combined.

If you want large cookies, drop about 1/4 cup lumps of the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, separated by 3 inches to allow for enough room for the cookies to spread as they cook. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, then rotate the cookie sheets front to back and top to bottom, and bake for an additional 7 to 9 minutes. For smaller cookies, use about 2 Tbsp of the cookie dough per cookie and cook for 13 to 16 minutes, rotating half way.
Note that if you are using a dark baking sheet, it will absorb more heat, and you won't need as much baking time. Also, the top rack will bake more quickly because heat rises. 

Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes.  Then remove the cookies to a rack to cool completely.


  1. Hi Mary! Am your newest follower from the Let's Get Social Sunday. Those cookies sound so good.

    Anne @ Domesblissity (from Australia) xx

  2. These sound so yummy! Wow, what an awesome post! I love your blog. Your newest follower from Let's Get Social! Have a wonderful week. :)

    Kathy @

  3. These look so good!! I am pinning them to try later. They remind me of my grandmother's "yum cookies."

    I would love for you to share these at my blog hop:

  4. cookies yum! nice blog meet you on the hop, hop by me
    thanks Deanna

  5. These look delicious!! I am hosting a new Pinterest Power party and would love for you to link up this and any other projects that you have!!


  6. YUM! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up to my Sunday FUNday party! Can't wait to try these!

  7. I love coconut, going to have to try these for sure!

  8. yummy they look great! have to try baking them


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