How to Make Perfect Cowboy Cookies



- 1  cup  salted butter softened

- 3/4  cup  brown sugar

- 1/2  cup  granulated sugar

- 3 large eggs

- 2 teaspoons  vanilla extract

- 2  3/4  cup  all-purpose flour

- 1  teaspoon  baking powder

- 1  teaspoon  baking soda

- 1/2  teaspoon  salt

- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

- 1 cup quick oats

- 3/4 cup chopped pecans

- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes




- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, brown sugar, and sugar and mix on low using the paddle attachment. Increase to medium and mix until smooth, about 1 minute.

- Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until just combined about 30 seconds.

- Add in all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined.

- Pour in the chocolate chips and use a large spoon or rubber spatula to fold in the chocolate chips, quick oats, pecans, and coconut flakes. 

- Divide the dough into about 12 equal pieces. Use hands to roll into large balls. Place onto prepared baking sheets, 6 per pan.

- Bake in the 400-degree oven for 10-12 minutes, until tops are golden brown.

-Let cool on pan 15 minutes before serving warm, or transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.