Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cowboy Cookies-Tasty Tuesday

A few years ago, Halloween 2009, I decided to dress the dogs as Cowboys and Indians for Halloween.  It was when Bingo was still with us so we had 3 little Native American Indians and 3 Cowboys:

I liked both of the costume styles, but I admit I was partial to the cowboys. I've always liked cowboys.  These cookies are one reason, though I am not sure what they actually have to do with cowboys.  I picture cowboys eating more beans then cookies.  There are lots of different versions, some with coconut and some with pecans, but these are my favorite.

Cowboy Cookies

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12 oz package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


Whisk first 5 ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating to combine. Add dry ingredients and beat until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.

 Cover dough and chill 1 hour in the fridge.  Meanwhile preheat oven to 350.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Form dough into balls, using a large ice cream scoop or spoon. Place on prepared sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly. Bake 10 minutes, then rotate sheets. Bake until cookies are golden brown around edges and firm in center, about 4 minutes longer. Cool on sheet 5 minutes. Transfer to racks to cool completely. (Can be made 1 week ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)

Kol's Notes


  1. Look at how cute they are posing by the pumpkin! Great costumes!

  2. Oh my goodness, you are the cutest cowboys and Indians we have ever seen! Lazy is going to try the recipe
    Benny & Lily

  3. oh how wonderful!
    cowboys and cookies!
    cute and delicious!
    what a wonderful way to begin our tuesday!

  4. Howdy partner! Those look like some yummy cookies! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Oh my days those costumes are fab. Incidentally... I still smile everytime I see your header of the dogs in their hawaian get up!! :)

  6. oh yummy! these sound sooo delicious, it's making me hungry! i love the costumes too! btw i think bingo for a dog name is super cute!

  7. Woof! Woof! Happy Tasty Tuesday. Tasty n CUTE!!! LOVe your costumes. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  8. We love the costumes! So adorable!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  9. Ohmigoodness! Those are the cutest cowboys'n'indians ever! And the cookies? *the Mama's mouth is watering* You had her as soon as you suggested she could load 'em up with pecans. Sooooo Tasty! Thanks for hopping with us !!