Cowboy Cookies

Recipe for Cowboy Cookies
Becky Luigart-Stayner


2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts


Combine the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix well. In a separate bowl, beat the butter, shortening, and sugars with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Blend in the vanilla. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the dry mixture, about half at a time. Add the chocolate chips and walnuts. Stir until evenly mixed. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour (or longer; if longer, let sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before shaping).

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter two large, shiny baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.

Using 1⁄4 cup of dough per cookie, shape the dough into balls and place them on the baking sheet, leaving 2-½ inches in between. Flatten the balls into 1⁄ 3-inch-thick disks with your fingers. Bake one sheet at a time on the center oven rack for 13 to 14 minutes, turning the baking sheet 180 degrees midway through the baking time.

When done, the cookies will have browned very lightly and will still look moist beneath the surface. Do not overbake. Cool for 2 to 3 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. If you’re using only one baking sheet, let it cool between batches.



Makes about 24 cookies.



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We made these with raisins

We made these with raisins instead of chocolate chips

Re printing recipe: Just do

Re printing recipe: Just do highlight, copy, paste to your Microsoft Word, edit and print.
Re recipe: Almost like the recipe I got from my mom at least 60 yrs ago - she baked many dozens of "Oatmeal Chocolate Chip" cookies as I was growing up. I don't know how many dozen I've baked over the years, but my original recipe makes about 7 dozen at a time, and I always double the recipe!!! Very good for kids and grandkids.

Good recipe!

Good recipe!
Just one thing. When trying to print or save it, it only appears the instructions, not ingredients or variations, not to mention the photo.

Cinnamon chips and white

Cinnamon chips and white chips together are amazing! One request: could you add a way to print recipes? Thanks for sharing!