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Cowboy Cookies I Recipe

Cowboy Cookies I

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"This recipe is from the Amish."

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Original recipe makes 6 - 7 dozen Change Servings


  1. Beat together the sugars, butter or margarine and eggs.
  2. Stir in vanilla and milk and mix well. Add in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  3. Stir in the oatmeal and coconut. Add in the chocolate chips and nuts (optional) and mix well.
  4. Drop by teaspoon on cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 10, 2009

The Amish in our area tend to over-sweeten their cookies, so, I cut out 1 cup of sugar and they turned out great. I was out of chocolate chips and used raisins instead. I made them bigger than I normally do because the batch is so large.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 09, 2007

I halfed the recipe - other than that I followed the directions exactly. I thought the dough did not have the right consistency - I cooked a few batches and the cookies took a long time to cook - and they were very flat - stuck to the cookie sheet. I then added a little flour to the rest of the dough and the next batch turned out a little better. If i make these again, I would NOT put the milk in the dough and I would bake them at 375.


18 Ratings

Nov 05, 2006

This made A LOT of cookies! They were gone in two days! Excellent!!! I didn't change a thing & these were perfect!

Feb 06, 2005

I thought these cookies were just wonderful. A bit on the crunchy side but the flavor is great. Recipe does make a ton even after I cut it in half.

May 02, 2012

These cookies tasted good in the end but overall were very aggravating to bake. I don't think I'll be adding milk next time as it made the mixture far too runny. The first batch stuck together in a giant rectangle in the oven and I had to cut them into slices! Even then they still seemed sticky although eventually set once I'd laid them on a plate to cool. The second batch almost stuck together and still didn't seem to be set. The third batch I added almost half a cup more flour to and they turned out much better. Also, they took at least 30 minutes to cook, if not more. I always thought gas ovens cooked faster but obviously not in this case. I liked these cookies, although they weren't a favourite, but fiance loved them as he really likes coconut and walnuts. So I'll probably have to make them again some time. They were a lot of fuss to make but now that I know to skip the milk they should work out better next time. Try these if you have a lot of time and patience, and skip the milk! EDIT: I made these again, minus the milk. They still took 20 minutes to cook but were much, much better. I'll definitely be making these again now that I know they're far better without the milk.

Dec 14, 2009

These taste wonderful! I did add a little flour to the second batch that I baked since the first one was a little runny though.

Nov 17, 2009

I made these for a cookie exchange at work. We had all types of cookies and these were the biggest hit! The recipe makes so many that I brought in extra for my co-workers (we work a 6am shift). Only thing I would change next time is to make fewer, that is unless it's for a cookie exchange again!

Feb 17, 2011

I bake tons of cookies and did NOT like this recipe at all! what a waste of ingredients! The milk made the oatmeal soft and mushy in the cookie. I was onlyable to save them by adding butterscotch chips.


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  • Calories
  • 146 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 72 mg
  • 3%

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

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