My daughter saw Toy Story for the first time the other day and has been talking about cowboys ever since. We had a picnic to go to on Sunday so I thought it would be fun to make cowboy cookies to take and share with all of our friends. My daughter thought that the name meant they were Woody’s favorite cookies and that was reason enough for her to get involved with the mixing and baking. Gotta love a child’s imagination! These soft chewy cookies were so much fun to make. We loved their crumbly texture and sweet, salty taste. When we returned home my daughter asked if we could make Jessie cookies the next day. I am sure we can, I just have to figure out what would be in them.
Classic Cowboy Cookies
½ cup pecans, lightly toasted and roughly chopped
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 large pinch kosher salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats (not quick-cooking)
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup shredded coconut
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
2. Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl and set aside.
3. In an electric mixer beat the butter and sugars until they are pale and fluffy. About 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and beat to combine. Beat in the vanilla.
4. Reduce the mixer to low and slowly add in the flour mixture until it is just incorporated. Then beat in the oats, chocolate chips, pecans and coconut.
5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner and drop the dough by the heaping tablespoon about 3 inches apart. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are brown and the middle is set. Cool on a wire rack and serve.