Chocolate chunk cowboy cookies are so easy to make and packed with so much flavor! These cookies are loaded with chocolate chunks, coconut, pecans, and rolled oats. They are Texas sized, soft and so chewy!
In our family, we love cookies, especially when they are soft and chewy! That is why my family always turns to these delicious chocolate chunk cowboy cookies when we make cookies at home! They are loaded with so much flavor, freeze great, and we usually have everything on hand so that we can whip up a batch in minutes!
Once you make these, it will become a new family favorite in no time. And if you are feeling like a cookie bar, try our sugar cookie bars with cream cheese frosting, another family favorite in our home.
What are cowboy cookies made of?
Cowboy cookies are a delicious bakery style cookie that is filled with chocolate chips, oats, chopped pecans, and coconut flakes.
1 stick of unsalted butter (melted)
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cup chocolate chunks + extra for garnishing (optional)
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup rolled oats
How to Make Cowboy Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt butter in 20 second increments in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl.
- Combine melted butter, white sugar and brown sugar together in a mixing bowl and mix well until smooth to remove all of the clumps.
- Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
- Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- Fold in chocolate chunks, coconut, and oats.
- Using a 3 tablespoon cookie scoop, create cookie dough balls and place them 2” apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges start to brown and the center is soft.
- Remove from the oven and add a few extra chocolate chunks on top of each cookie (optional).
- Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 20-30 minutes for the center and chocolate to set or serve warm and gooey.
Tips Tricks and FAQs
- If you prefer walnuts instead of pecans you can substitute it.
- You want to be sure you use a quick oat when making this cookie. This gives it a nice chewy flavor.
- If your dough is tricky after mixing the ingredients together, place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes
- You can make smaller cookies if you prefer. They will take about 8-10 minutes to bake.
- If you are not a fan of coconut you can omit it completely or substitute it for M&Ms, butterscotch chips, raisins, etc.
Storage: Store your cookies at room temperature in an airtight container. These will last up to 5 days.
Freezing cookies: Once your cookies are cooled, you can place them in a freezer-safe airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Can you freeze cowboy cookie dough?
Yes, this dough freezes so well! You will want to scoop your cookie dough onto a tray that is lined with parchment paper. You can add as many scoops of dough as you would like as long as they are not touching. Flash freeze this in your freezer. Once frozen, add them to a freezer-safe airtight container.
When you are ready to enjoy, pull out your desired amount of cookies and place them on a lined baking sheet and bake for a nice delicious cookie. There is no need to thaw your cookie.