Grandmas Cowboy Cookies Recipe -
Grandmas Cowboy Cookies Recipe
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Grandmas Cowboy Cookies

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"A soft cookie with tons of chocolate and flavor."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    9 mins

    39 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, margarine, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the peanut butter and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and cream of tartar; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the oats, walnuts (if desired) and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 18, 2003

Really great cookies, especially for a real chocolate lover. My son heard of Cowboy cookies on a kids TV show and wanted to make them. I had no idea what they were, but this recipe will be a family favorite now. It makes a lot of cookies too.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 06, 2010

Wouldnt make again, too much going on. Just ended up tasting like a sweet mess. My husband ,the cookie lover, said not to make again. Perhaps better without the cocoa?

Dec 17, 2007

Yummy, very nice recipe. Nice and chocolaty, love the peanut butter flavor. Left out the coconut this time, may try adding it next time. Will definitely be adding this to the Christmas cookie list

Aug 01, 2003

Excellent! Moist, chewy and gooey. I omitted the coconut & nuts. They were as chocolaty as brownies but tasted as good as old fashioned chocolate chip cookies. Took a little longer to cook, but it was most likely my oven. My kids really like these.

Aug 17, 2010

These are Great! I've only used regular chocolate chips since that's all I've had. But I think they would be even better with mini chips. I usually add more flour and lengthen the cooking time as a personal preference.

Jun 04, 2009

Seriously deadly cookies!

Jun 02, 2009

YUM! A really tasty combination of textures and flavors. I had thought the 2 cups of sugar would be too sweet, but since I used an PB with no sugar in it, the cookies were just right! I did add a 1/2 tsp. of salt, since I only have unsalted butter. I left out the cream of tartar.

Sep 22, 2007

I made these today for my husband, and he just came in and tried one (actually 10!) Needless to say he loved them. They are very rich but delicious. I omitted the coconut and walnuts and used crunchy peanut butter. Excellent cookie recipe


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  • Calories
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 118 mg
  • 5%

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

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