I searched and searched for a recipe for Cowboy Cookies, and I just couldn’t find the right mix of ingredients. Finally, I decided to use the Wyoming Cowboy Cookie and throw in some M&Ms, cuz I figure, ya aint a cowboy if ya don’t like M&Ms.
1 cup coconut
3/4 c chopped pecans
1 c butter, softened
1 1/2 brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 cups Old Fashioned oats
1 cup (6 oz) chocolate chips
1 cup M&Ms
On a baking sheet, brown 1 cup of flaked coconut and 3/4 cup chopped pecans in 350 degree oven for 6 minutes.
In large mixing bowl cream butter and sugars till light and fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla, and beat well.
Combine flour ,baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture and beat well.
Stir in oats.
Stir in chocolate chips, M&Ms, toasted coconut and pecans.
I use a small ice cream scoop to make my cookies the same size. Or drop by rounded teaspoons onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes. Check for correct color. Remove and allow to cool on a baking rack.
They’re so perty and cheery.
WARNING: These are dangerously addictive. I recommend you go out and herd cattle or somethin’ after you empty the cookie jar 🙂