Thick, delicious Cowboy Cookies are loaded with coconut, chocolate, oats and pecans.
Last saturday we attended a 1st birthday party for the son of one of my best friends, it was an adorable western themed celebration. She literally went all out – cow balloons and cake, bandanas, Sheriff stars, stick on mustaches and even themed food; it was a blast!
The party favors were absolutely adorable too, Mason jars of cowboy cookie mix. Today’s recipe is an adaptation of the award winning “Cowboy Cookies” by Laura Bush. A thick, delicious cookie loaded with a blend of coconut, chocolate, oats and pecans. I wanted to lighten the recipe up just a bit, without sacrificing any flavor and so coconut oil seemed just the perfect fit. These cookies not only smell amazing… they taste it too, enjoy and happy baking!
Yield 1 dozen
- 1/4 c + 2 Tbs flour
- 3 Tbs brown sugar
- 3 Tbs sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 c chocolate chips
- 1/4 c old fashioned oats
- 1/4 c shredded sweetened coconut
- 1/4 c pecans, chopped
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 Tbs coconut oil
- 1 Tbs almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Stir in the chocolate chips, coconut, pecans, egg yolk, coconut oil, almond milk and vanilla, until the cookie dough starts to come together.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat your oven to 350º and line a baking sheet with parchment.
- Divide the dough into 12 balls and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet, bake for 11-12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and cool 5 minutes, serve warm.
Recipe adapted from Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies
Courses cookie, dessert
I love that you lightened these up with the coconut oil. It is my new go to for recipes!!!
Emma @ Food, Fork and Good says
Ahh these look yummy and crumbly! Have to say that kids’ birthday party sounded awesome, I’m very jealous!
Yum! Thanks for sharing.
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Carli Alice says
OMG these look great. I do bake vegan though because my husband can’t have eggs or dairy. How could I substitute the egg yolk? Right now I can’t think of anything.
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Emily Dicks says
You could do ripe, mashed banana. But I would recommend this substitute: http://www.food.com/recipe/flax-vegan-egg-substitute-104832
There is a product called The Vegg it’s a vegan egg yolk substitute you can find out more about it at http://www.thevegg.com they also have a Facebook page
Khloé Belle Gadson says
Yum! Delicious. Sounds like my type of party I’d design.
Eva Gallant says
I am drooling looking at those cookies and reading the recipe! I definitely will have to try them. I just stopped by from SITS to say hello; hope you find time to return the visit.
Stephen + Natalie says
Mmm! These look delicious!
This sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing at Gingersnap. I hope you will share them at my holiday cookie exchange: http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/2012-cookie-exchange-cookies-and-memories/
Emily Dicks says
I’d love to, thanks!
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
I’ll have 2 please 😉 Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I’m looking forward to seeing what you share this week! 🙂