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Cowboy Cookies (Dunkin' Platters) Recipe

Cowboy Cookies (Dunkin' Platters)

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"These are great for dunking and are also large and satisfying enough for a man's appetite. Cowboy cookies should be about 2-1/2 inches in diameter. My Grandma makes these cookies and I have enjoyed them since I was a kid."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine the melted and cooled butter or margarine with the brown and white sugars. Beat in the eggs at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add the vanilla, oats, corn flakes, flour, baking soda and baking powder; beating well.
  3. Drop tablespoon sized spoonfuls of the dough on to an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes for a soft and chewy cookie.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 17, 2008

Nice cookie, and a welcome change from the "same ol' same ol." I made them twice the size directed, and got 24. A little sweet, but that's what a cookie's supposed to be and that's what milk is for! And the extra sweetness certainly could be because I added a cup of coconut. I made a half recipe, to which I added 1/2 tsp. salt to heighten flavor, and didn't bother melting the butter. The traditional method of creaming the butter and sugars worked just fine. I baked my second batch longer, as I, unlike most people I know, prefer mine a little crispier. My only criticism is that they came out a little flatter than I prefer, and I even chilled the dough first. All and all, a pretty darn good cookie with a nice crackly top, and chewy texture from the oats and corn flakes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 21, 2004

Did not like these too much....they are a crispy cookie and I prefer chewy/doughy. I cut the recipe in half and added half a bag of chocolate chips. Glad I added the chips or they would have been very bland.


24 Ratings

Aug 09, 2003

I've been making "Dunkin' Platters" for years now! My nieces & nephews (and all of their friends) *LOVE* them!!! Add 3/4 cup of chocolate chips for the kids or raisins & nuts for the grumps. I guarantee you will have people asking you for the recipe! This one is a keeper!!!!

Aug 09, 2003

I did not know what kind of cookie this was. I had been trying out new choc chip and oatmeal all week. This was such a nice surprise. I loved the taste they were crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle. I did add nuts and raisens. I REALLY like this one. Mary

May 19, 2008

I have been making this recipe for over 30 years and I have never had anything but compliments. I add coconut, raisins and chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans). If you want a crisp cookie, leave them in the oven a little longer. If you want a chewy cookie, take them out slightly under-done.

Aug 16, 2011

I have just made the batter for half a batch of these...As is, the batter is entirely too runny to yield cookies, so I had to add 1/2 cup more oats (this would be 1 cup for full recipe) and 1 more cup of cornflakes (2 cups for full recipe) to achieve a scoopable texture (original batter would have run together on the cookie sheet - maybe this is due to the melted butter/margarine? maybe creaming would have been the way to go?). I will update the review when these are baked (they are currently chilling in the fridge). UPDATE*** I should not have added the 1/2 cup extra oats, as this made the cookies a bit caky (cornflakes didn't affect the consistency). However, the reason for the deduction of 1 star is not the batter (this is due to my changes, and not the fault of the recipe) but the fact that I could taste the baking soda in the final product (and I had already made sure to use a bit less than the 1 tsp specified for the half recipe). NEXT TIME I WILL CREAM THE BUTTER, AND DECREASE THE SODA

Sep 20, 2010

Very good! I added some milk chocolate chips and walnuts to them and all I can say is YUMMMM......

Mar 29, 2010

Yummy! I made these yesterday, and they were delicious. They come out flat, chewy, and great for dunking! They also freeze well.


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  • Calories
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 289 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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