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Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies


  • 1 cup trans-fat free vegetable shortening or 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup raisins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl, beat shortening and sugars with electric mixer until creamy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat well.
  4. Add combined flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; mix well.
  5. Add oats, chocolate chips, nuts, coconut and raisins; mix well.
  6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  8. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Store tightly covered.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time Time: 10 min
Yields about 4 1/2 dozen

Recipe and photo credit: Quaker Oats Company.


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