Cowboy Cookies

Total Time 1 hr
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8


Makes about 4 dozen cookies

  • 1 Cup softened butter
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ Cup buttermilk (or fresh milk + 1T vinegar)
  • 1 ¾ Cup unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 Cup rolled oats.
  • ½ Cup dried cranberries
  • ½ Cup chopped walnuts.
  • ½ Cup dried coconut
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and mix well. Stir in buttermilk.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add in batches to wet ingredients. Blend in oats, then add remaining ingredients.
  • Drop from heaping tablespoon, two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet, Line the baking sheet with parchment paper if desired.
  • Bake for approximately 8 minutes or until just golden. Cool on pan for two minutes, remove to wire cooling rack until completely cool.


  • For bars, press into a greased 9x13x2" pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until light brown. 
  • You can line the pan with parchment paper allowing the paper to extend above the sides of the pan for easy removal of the thoroughly cooled and uncut bars.
  • Cut into 24 bars and store in an airtight container. Use wax paper or parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.
Keyword vegetarian
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