Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

My son wasn’t feeling well recently so we decided to make cookies together because surely they would make him feel better (they did). While we were preparing the ingredients for these cookies my son said that he thought we should also add white chocolate chips to the mix… I love that he is already adapting recipes to suit his 5-year-old tastes. These cowboy cookies turned out to be one of my very favorite cookies – EVER. I loved the combination of ingredients and how soft and chewy the cookies were. My son loved them and said they really made him feel better and my daughter was thrilled to come home from school to freshly baked cookies.

Cowboy Cookies:


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup pecans pieces

Cowboy Cookies

How to Make Cowboy Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

Sift together the flour baking soda, salt, and baking powder until well mixed.

In a separate bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla then continue to beat until well combined.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until mixed well. Add the oats, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans. Mix until just combined.

Spoon the dough onto the silpat lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Place into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before moving them to a wire rack to continue cooling. Enjoy.

Cowboy Cookies

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Martha Stewart



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  1. Hello there,

    Lovely looking cookies you have here. And your son must be following his creative mom's footsteps! At the age of 5, he is able to adapt recipes to suit his tastebuds. Wow. Anyway, speedy recovery to your son.

  2. Oh, I bet those cookies did make hime feel better!!

    Love the aprons, what a great giveaway!! I adore aprons almost as much as I adore cookies!

  3. Just started reading this blog a few weeks ago! The many recipes I've tried have turned out so yummy. I love coming here for inspiration. Thanks!

  4. My daughter has decided to be a baker and every weekend is baking some great cupcakes,brownies,and cakes. She would love one of these aprons. Cheryl

  5. Those cookies look yummy!

    I love Jessie Steele aprons. I have given them as gifts, but sadly lack one of my own.

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    I also love the Blue Cherry Cupcakes Audrey Apron! :)It would be a step towards my dream of having a cupcakery.

  9. The aprons are adorable… and the cookies look amazing. I have been meaning to make cowboy cookies and now is a great time πŸ™‚

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  15. If I would wear the first one from the bottom row, I'd be camouflaged in my kitchen, haha!

    I'm so trying out the Cowboy cookies, thanks! xxx

  16. My 2 year old has begun helping me cook lunch every day and I can't believe how much he has already learned. He then makes dinner at his play kitchen while I make dinner in mine. It's so fun to hear him use all the cooking words he heard me using. Love the aprons! Adorable.

  17. I need a good sized apron to keep my clothes clean while cooking in my kitchen, hoping you select me and that they have a large or extra large size for a good sized woman me, mary from [email protected]!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Love your blog!!! I try your recipes all the time and have loved them all so far!!! The apron's are super cute!!!

  19. These cookies look amazing! I will definitely have to give them a try! I have made several of your cookie recipes and have LOVED each one!
    What a fun giveaway! The aprons are so cute!

  20. Yummy! My two year old has been cooking with me since she was just a few weeks old. Back then, she was in a sling or Bjorn, but now she has graduated to standing on the stool. The Easter Bunny brought her some of her very own cooking tools! She loves to wear her apron but also insists that anyone else in the kitchen also wear one. Having an extra apron would make her very happy!

  21. I love your blog Pam and i make your recipes all the time! As a busy medical student, it is so hard to find time to make delicious healthy meals so when i found your site, i was very excited! Thanks for sharing all your great stories and recipes –some of them have gotten me through many rough days. I also LOVE those adorable aprons, so fashionable so please enter me πŸ™‚

  22. Happy Mother's Day to you and all your visitors. TheCowboy Cookies sure looks appealing. I will attempt to make this cookies soon. Gin

  23. The cookies seem sensational!They are magical since they cured your son and made him feel better:)Love the aprons!

  24. Her aprons are stunning and the fit is inredible! I scored her rooster print apron for $7 on clearance at TJmaxx of all places. What are the odds I ever get that lucky again?? *crosses fingers*

  25. Yum! I have a recipe for cowboy cookies and they are delicious. Such a fantastic cookie.

    Love the giveaway, those are some awesome aprons!

  26. I recently found your blog and your recipes look delicious. I can't wait to start trying some of them. Especially these cookies and the crab salad stuffed avocados.

  27. Your blog is one of the first cooking blogs I started to follow and you are my favorite to this day!

  28. If I should win, so help me God, I WILL wear this apron ON VIDEO in a post on my blog just to prove you wrong, lol.

  29. I wear an apron everyday to cook, but none are this pretty! Thanks for your generosity and cooking inspiration!

  30. Oh! The yellow & green apron would be a perfect birthday gift for my daughter—she'll be 27 on May 9th!

  31. I've been a fan of adorable vintage-esque aprons for a while but these ones really take the cake (or cookies, I suppose). So cute, and there are such delicious looking cookies to go with them. Yay!

  32. Gorgeous Aprons, I'd love a chance to win. And those cookies look delish.
    I'm here to get one of your yummy quiche recipes for my Mother's Day lunch tomorrow. I love the potato crust ones you have done and am going to try one πŸ™‚

  33. Your son is so cute helping make cookies! Those cookies look great. I like your recipes!

  34. I do believe that the yellow and green one may be the inspiration for my brand new kitchen!!

  35. Exquisitas galletas,se ven preciosas,tienes un buen ayudante,siempre preparas excelentes recetas,cariΓ±os y abrazos.

  36. The cookies sound great and your children are lucky to have a mom who let's them participate in the kitchen. My earliest memories are watching my mother and grandmother cooking. As one of your male followers I have accepted the fact that cooking blogs are predominately female and the fashion theme is typically female. My grand-daughter gave me a bright red polka dot apron and if you check

  37. I can't wait to make these cookies <3 My mom introduced me to your blog and I find my self referencing you for dinner atleast once a week! I would love to win one of these aprons to use while I bake these cookies πŸ˜‰

  38. These aprons are darling! Have you seen The United States of Tara? They look like an apron one of her alters would wear… darling!

  39. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  40. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  41. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  42. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  43. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  44. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  45. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  46. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  47. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  48. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  49. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  50. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  51. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  52. Those are beyond cute! I have to wear aprons, because otherwise I make a huge mess of myself πŸ™‚

  53. Those cowboy cookies looks delicious. I will definitely try to make these soon.
    The aprons are also beautiful!

  54. I was just thinking the other day, "You aren't really cooking until what you're preparing ends up all over your shirt". It's true. I'm a mess in the kitchen. Save my clothes and pick me to win an apron!

  55. I can't wait to try this recipe…my friends and family will love it! I have had variations before but never with white chocolate chips.

    Love those Jessie Steele aprons too!

  56. White chocolate chips make everything better!! And those aprons are priceless! Maybe I could stop wearing my Christmas apron year round. πŸ™‚

  57. These are beautiful aprons. Needed one for so long but haven't found one I love. Love these. πŸ™‚ Love your site – the flavors of your recipes are always amazing!

    Kara Shiflett

  58. LOVE your blog, it is my 'go to' site for special recipes! I'm super excited for this giveaway, it's time I retire my "hanover baked beans" apron!! LOL

  59. I want the apron and the cookies! I'm going to make those cookies for my next book club meeting… and hopefully I'll be able to bake them in a new Jessie Steele apron =)

  60. What adorable aprons! That is one thing for the kitchen that I don't own…believe it or not πŸ™‚ I'd love to win one!


  61. I LOVE to cook (hence finding your blog by searching for cooking blogs) and don't own an apron. It would be awesome to have an apron to use in my cooking adventures!

  62. Not sure if I am too late to enter to win, but I wear my apron every day and would LOVE one of these! So adorable!! Great work!

  63. I love those cookies and the aprons!!!! I would probably add pb chips to the cookies.

    I hope I get a chance to pick an apron!!

  64. I just checked out the aprons at Jessie Steele–so, so cute! I'd love to win!! Thanks.

    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  65. Love the aprons… all of them! Also, love the cookies. My five year old and I are making them tonight!

  66. Oooh! Oooh! I hope that I'm not too late to enter! I have always wanted one of these aprons. I make your recipes often. I will wear it the next time I'm whipping up a delicious For the Love of Cooking dish. <3

  67. Love the cowboy cookies…Would be trying them this weekend = )

    Would love to win any one of these beautiful and cute aprons @ Thank you for the giveaway = )


  68. I have never had my own apron.. i have just started my cooking journey (: i am definitely trying some of your recipes!

  69. White chocolate is one of my favorite chocolates. Your son has good taste in food. I am glad to hear he is feeling better. Nothing like making home made cookies, especially with white chocolate included, with the ones you love. I hope you have a happy mother's day!!

  70. These look awesome! Sophisticated, yet still classic. I am a cookie-lover myself πŸ™‚

  71. I love, love, love your blog! I appreciate that you have recipes that not only are delicious, but that a grad student can afford to cook–both time and money-wise.

  72. love the aprons! And I SO need one~! my clothes would appreciate it!! πŸ™‚ i love your blog you have so many great recipes that are now favorites in my house!!!

  73. I am in college and and come to this blog for recipes all the time. These Cowboy Cookies are the perfect snack to munch on while studying for finals! Also, an apron would be great seeing as i have such a small kitchen to work with in my apartment. Thank you for this recipe!

  74. Ooh, enter me!!

    I wanted to tell you I've tried dozens of your recipes and have really enjoyed them all. Keep them coming!


  75. Beautiful aprons! one would look so good on me in my new kitchen! Those cookies are the best too

  76. hi pam!! i'm just getting into baking, thanks for this great recipe!!! adorable aprons!! i'd love one πŸ™‚

  77. My husband and I love your blog. We're always checking it out when coming up with our weekly menus. Cute Aprons!

  78. How sexy would be wearing a flowery apron while biting a Cowboy Cookie! Sweet Good Look!

  79. I usually cant find an apron that I like so I do not wear one. But I would wear one of those aprons they are so cute.

  80. The aprons are adorable. Do you think they would make my cooking taste better? Couldn't make it worse…. πŸ˜‰

  81. I'm new to your blog and am having so much fun looking through the yummy recipes!!! I would love to win a cute new apron!!

  82. those aprons are ADORABLE! ALL OF THEM! As for the cookies, I'll give them a try! That combination sounds amazing, but I always seem to mess up my cookies…. =D

  83. I love the look of your cowboy cookies. I have never made them before but reading your recipes has moved them up on my Baking List. Thanks.

  84. I must be missing something, cuz I see no aprons, and I’m going to change the cowboy cookies for a diabetic which I am. As far as your other recipes I have not found them yet, but will try later.

  85. 2-21-21

    I just discovered your blog. I’ve made another version of this cookie and love them.

    I am definitely too late to enter the apron contest, but I would love to order a couple. Is that still possible?