Cowboy Cookies

Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3 dozen


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup buttermilk (or fresh milk +1 tbsp 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° F.
  • Cream butter and sugar until smooth and light. Add eggs one at a time 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 (use parchment paper if desired).
  • Bake for 8 minutes or until just golden.


Layer cookies into a container with a tight fitting lid, layering wax paper or parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.
Keyword vegetarian
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