Best Cowboy Cookies Recipe

Cowboy Cookies are my daughter’s favorite cookie to make.  She says this is the best Cowboy Cookie recipe ever.  Once you make them, I know that you will agree with her.  These cookies are also known as Dunking Platter Cookies.

You can add whatever combinations of goodies that you like when making the cookies.  I made a chocolate chip/white chocolate chip with coconut, pecans, and macadamia nuts that was yummy!  The cookies I made had chocolate chip/butterscotch chips, toffee pieces, and almonds.  The below recipes makes a big batch of cookies, so you don’t need to double the recipes.  I doubled the recipe the first time I made them, and I was giving away lots of cookies for a few days.


Cowboy Cookie


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Best Cowboy Cookies Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Cowboy Cookies Recipe
Servings: 8 dozen cookies
  • 1 cup (firmly-packed) brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 4 cups cereal (Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies), I prefer Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, or macadamia nuts), chopped
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, raisins, dried cranberries, or white chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips and/or whites chocolate chips and/or M&M candies*
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Either lightly grease or line cookie sheets with parchment paper or use the Silicone Baking Mats to prevent the cookies from sticking.

  3. In a very large bowl, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and the vegetable oil; mix well. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until well blended.

  4. Sift in the flour and baking soda; add to the sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.

  5. Add rolled oats, cereal (Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies), and nuts.  Add either coconut, raisins, chocolate chips, and/or M&Ms; mix thoroughly.

  6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.

    Cowboy Cookie dough
  7. Bake for aproximately 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.  Remove from oven and let cookies set on the cookie sheets for a few minutes to cool (they will fall apart when you try moving them if you don't let them cool  slightly).

  8. Remove from cookie sheets and let finish cooling on wire cooling racks.

Recipe Notes

* As you can see from my cookie photos, I like to mix it up a little!


Additional Oatmeal Cookies You Might Like:

Oatmeal Cookies
What could be easier and simpler than an old-fashioned oatmeal cookie?  Easy-to-make and always delicious! I like adding raisins to this simple version, but you can add nuts and/or chocolate chips if desired.

Dunking Platter Cookies
This cookies are also known as Cowboy Cookies.

Maple Oatmeal Cookies
This is a wonderful version of oatmeal cookies.

Soft and Chewy Harvest Cookie
Delicious and healthy cookies with the use of squash and oat meal.

Mountain Bar Cookies
These cookies are a very chewy and delicious no-bake cookies – just mix and eat!  When my daughter, Nancy Hartman, was young, this was her favorite cookie to make.




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Comments and Reviews

One Response to “Best Cowboy Cookies Recipe”

  1. Jennifer

    Hands down the most amazing cowboy cookies. I use m&ms, chocolate chips, pecans and raisins as my add ins with the rice crispy cereal and oatmeal. Thank you for the recipe!


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