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Linda's Cowboy Cookies

You can't go wrong with these! You can substitute whatever you want for the chocolate chips, walnuts and/or coconut. There are endless possibilities...peanut butter chips, raisins, almonds, diced dried fruit, etc.

Cowboy Cookies


  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter; add brown sugar, then granulated sugar. Cream well.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla extract and cream again.
  4. Add dry ingredients slowly, then chocolate chips, nuts and coconut. Dough will be stiff.
  5. Drop cookies about the size of a walnut on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

From the kitchen of Linda Jolly - Maricopa, Arizona.

From the Family Recipes Collection of Linda Jolly and Lisa Stephens.