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Colorado Cowboy Cookies

Colorado Cowboy Cookies

Colorado Cowboy Cookies

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Colorado Cowboy Cookies
4.2 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Drop CookiesDifficulty: Easy


huge cookies

An oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips and nuts.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts or pecans (about 4 ounces)


  • Whisk first 5 ingredients in medium bowl to blend, then set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and both sugars in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Add dry ingredients and beat until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Cover dough and chill 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 F. Form dough into balls, using 1/4 cup dough for each. Place on greased baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Flatten with hand to 3-1/2-inch rounds. Bake 10-15 minutes or until cookies are golden brown around edges and firm in center. Transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.


  • Of course, the yield depends entirely on how big you make these! If you make them smaller, reduce baking time. The cookies in the photo were made a little smaller.
  • Photo by Neil Conway under Creative Commons license.


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Super easy! I made ping-pong sized balls, which made 2" round cookies and yield was 58 cookies
- A Baker
Absolutely love this recipe! This is probably the most made cookie in our house - delicious every time, and you can vary the type of chips or nuts for different tastes.
- Claudia
These are always a huge hit! I add mint pieces and top with half a maraschino cherry!
- A Baker
not sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much flour !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there distgusting !
- xcxcxc
AWESOME cookies... i will make again 1000/5 stars! . Our batch made about 20
- brendan
The best cookies! May beat the best cookier in my house and im the worse! :) But i did put more vanallia and choclate... LOVE THEM 1000 stars! :o mmmmmm
- Bob Marley
These cookies were a huge hit with my office! One guy begged me for an extra dozen. I also made these for a Christmas cookie swap. A semi-faithful reproduction of the recipe yielded over two dozen monster cookies per batch.
- Zoya
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