This post and recipe is inspired by an article by Foodspin: The Great American Menu: Foods of the States, Ranked and Mapped.
Colorado was 31st on the list for its…..Cowboy Cookies? Never even heard of them. Is that because I am not a native? I have lived here for 17 years and never had one. I was born and raised in South Dakota, so was butt hurt to see chislic at #42. It could be worse though….you could be from Utah or Nevada….ouch.
Well after hours of research on wikipedia and such….apparently, cowboy cookies are full of oatmeal, coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips. This recipe is created from Ina’s raisin pecan oatmeal cookie recipe with the rest of the stuff added in order to be called a cowboy cookie and without the raisins. They turned out delicious….unless of course you don’t like oatmeal, coconut, pecans, or chocolate chips. In that case….my condolences…
Check out the list to see where your state and it’s well known food ranks on the list.
Mix butter and sugars together,
Add eggs one at a time.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and cinammon.
Add to wet ingredients.
Then add oatmeal,
Put the dough in the fridge while you clean up the disaster you just made.
Use an ice scream scoop and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and sprayed. Flatten slightly with a fork.
Bake for 12-15 minutes. It took mine 15 minutes.
- 2 sticks room temperature unsalted butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 room temperature eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 1/2 cups of quick cook oats
- 1 cup of chopped pecans
- 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup of shredded coconut
- Cream butter and sugars with the mixer on medium speed.
- With mixer on low speed, add eggs one at a time and then add vanilla.
- Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt to a bowl, sift, and add gradually to mixing bowl.
- Scrape the sides and mix until combined.
- Add oatmeal, pecans, chocolate chips, and coconut and mix until combined.
- Refrigerate dough for 10-15 minutes.
- Using an ice cream scoop, place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper sprayed with non-stick spray..
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15min.
- Cool in pan for a few minutes and have a race to see who can eat the most cookies.
- Yields: 2 dozen kick ass cookies, give or take depending on how much dough you eat in the meantime.