Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe -
Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies

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"It's a great cookie, one of the kids' favorites. This doesn't call for nuts, but I sometimes add about 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream margarine, oil, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Gradually stir in the sifted ingredients until well blended. Mix in oats and butterscotch chips. Drop from a teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Let set up on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 26, 2008

BY FAR THE BEST COOKIES IN THE WORLD!!! I can't believe how well these turned out! I took a commercial baking class in school, and we had a recipe for oatmeal cookies that we would sell to the public, and it was NOWHERE near as good as these cookies! I took some of the suggestions from reviewers and added 1 tsp vanilla and 3 cups of oats instead of 2. They turned out amazing! I didn't freeze them, I just scooped by teaspoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet and put into the oven for 12 minutes and they turn out perfect! If they dont turn out for you, you must not be doing something right. They are foolproof. As long as you cream together the right ingredients with an electric mixer, they turn out the right consistancy. My mom even agrees that they are the best cookie she's ever had, and thats saying something because she makes hers from my great grandmothers 100 year old family recipe! Thanks so much for posting this recipe! This one is quickly becoming a family fave!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 11, 2011

I didn't think this recipe needed anymore reviews, then I actually baked and tasted one of these. I would have given it 5 stars but I did tweak it slightly, I added raisins that had been soaking in hot water and vanilla to plump them back up, I used 1 cup wholemeal flour, 1 cup of brown sugar and a good tsp of honey instead of the white sugar, I added choclate chips, and used butter instead of margerine, I also used a little extra flour and extra cup of oats as the dough seemed wet but it might my adjustments that made it so. The cookies were lovely, not too sweet and they have a lovely texture. I have half of the dough in my freezer so I can always have fresh cookies at hand, nothing better! Thanks for the recipe.

Feb 05, 2006

really good cookie, really easy to do. I scoop mine out and freeze them on a cookie sheet, then store them in a zippie freezer bag for ready-to-bake cookies anytime. yes, you can take them out of the freezer and pop them in the oven, just takes a couple minutes longer to bake.

Jan 10, 2007

AWESOME!!! This is the recipe I remember from childhood school lunches!! I added 1 tsp vanilla and omitted the chips. Excellent!! The oil is what gives it that special texture.

Aug 19, 2007

Hold on and let me put down my second warm, chewy cookie for a second to type this...okay, these were amazing! I was skeptical because the oil, butter and sugar looked odd at first, but as soon as I added the eggs, the dough began to look good. And were these cookies ever good! I guess those cowboys really know what they're doing. My changes: Substitution of butter for margarine and the addition of one teaspoon of vanilla. I highly recommend making these!

Mar 01, 2008

Can't stop eating these cookies! I added a tsp. of vanilla, cut the white sugar to 2/3 cup and added 3/4 cup each of semi-sweet and white choc. chips. Always refrigerate the dough for a couple of hours before you bake the cookies. Otherwise they spread out too much.Truly amazing cookies!

Dec 22, 2003

Excellent recipe with adjustments of 3 cups oatmeal, 1/2 cup oil, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. I used Cinnamon chips!OMG YOU GOTTA TRY IT!! RAVES and left them begging for more! My fav oatmeal recipe and a new tradition in my family!

Mar 10, 2006

Where's the vanilla extract? Great flavor. Used 1/4 c. oil and 3/4 c. unsalted butter and added 1/2 chopped pecans and 1 tsp vanilla extract.


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  • Calories
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 114 mg
  • 5%

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

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