Introduction: How to Make Cowboy Cookies

In this instructable, I will show you how to make the best cookie out there- the cowboy cookie.

Step 1: Ingredients

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For this recipe, you will need:

3 c old fashioned oats

3 c all-purpose flour

2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 c light brown sugar

1 1/2 c sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 c white chocolate chips

1 1/2 c pecan pieces

1/2 tsp salt

3 eggs, room temperature

1 tbsp baking soda

1 tbsp baking powder

3 sticks of unsalted butter

Step 2: Grab That Large Bowl

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In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Step 3: Now Grab the Mixer

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Melt the butter in the microwave and using an electric mixer, cream it together with both of the sugars.

Step 4: Still With the Mixer

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Add the eggs one at a time.

Step 5: Last Step With the Mixer

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Mix in the vanilla extract.

Step 6: Now Back to the Large Bowl

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Mix the wet mixture and the dry mixture together, stirring with a spoon- make sure to grab a very sturdy spoon. Stir until just combined, do not over mix this step.

Step 7: Throw Everything Else In

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Now add the chocolate chips, white chocolate, pecan pieces and the oats and mix the ingredients together thoroughly.

Step 8: Now Grab the Baking Sheet

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Form 2 tbsp of the dough into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 9: Bake!

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Bake in an oven that's been preheated to 350° for 12 minutes, or until golden.

Step 10: Cool Down!

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Remove the cookies from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

Step 11: Enjoy!

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If you try these cookies, let me know what you think!

Comments

Warleyman (author)2018-01-04

What's the conversion from "sticks" for the butter, please? (Roughly how many grams or ounces.)

stick of butter=113 grams

Cracking - Thanks. Will try a batch this weekend and take to archery meeting!

both of these answers are correct-stick of butter=113 grams or 1/2 c...sorry was at my 9-5 so couldn't answer sooner.

113 grams

harryhydro (author)Warleyman2018-01-04

A "stick of butter" is 1/4 lb. or 1/2 cup.

Alex Ribeiro (author)2018-01-08

Please how much is "3 sticks of unsalted butter" in grams?

abrothman (author)2018-01-05

You will get a much better result with softened, not melted, butter. Just leave it out for an hour at room temperature before you start, or microwave very little at low power until soft. Here's why.

tafkaFP (author)abrothman2018-01-06

Where is the "why" ???

abrothman (author)tafkaFP2018-01-06

Sorry, it looks like the link was removed by Instructables. In brief, melted butter makes chewy cookies, whereas softened butter makes lighter, fluffier, more cake-like cookies.

As Alton Brown said, "Now there are a lot of recipes that call for this business of creaming the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy. Why bother? After all the butter would soften by itself, right? Well it would, but only as it started to melt. And of course since butter melts rather quickly once it gets soft, that would mean it would separate, there would be water and fat ... it would be bad. By working cold butter together with the sugar, the tiny sharp sugar crystals actually cut into the butter creating very, very small bubbles, and those bubbles will make it easier for other ingredients to integrate into the batter." (http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/season3/cookie/cookietranscript.htm)

Thanks. You can also microwave on defrost for 10-15 seconds too.

4DIYers (author)2018-01-05

Mmm, so tasty!

Flippersmama (author)2018-01-04

Nice ‘ible! You made baking sound fun and simple for the newbies.
I hope to see more of your posts in the future.

Thanks!!! That really brightens my day!

LizetteV6 (author)2018-01-04

They go in the oven as balls but come out flat?

Yep.

mrsmerwin (author)2017-12-28

Why are they called cowboy cookies?

conwaymartha (author)mrsmerwin2018-01-01

Because they have the oats and chips, granola like, and the cowboys take a bag full of them out on the range to munch on.

I'm really not sure....if I had to guess, maybe it's because it's basically throw a bunch of things together kind of cookie? I'm sure someone will have a better guess/answer though.

Straklin (author)2017-12-28

My grandmother use to make these a long time ago. Good instructions! I'll try these for sure. Thanks!

Let me know how they turned out!

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