Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy cookies with chocolate chips

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 48 to 60 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
123 Calories
8g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 48 to 60
Amount per serving
Calories 123
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 3g
Calcium 18mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cowboy cookies have it all! They're made with peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, and pecans or peanuts.

These delicious cowboy cookies are the perfect addition to any lunchbox or make them for your kids' school bake sale, a family potluck, a weekend treat, or for no reason at all.

The cookies are also quite versatile. See the tips and variations for some additional ingredient ideas.


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks (or chips)
  • 1 cup peanuts (coarsely chopped; or pecans)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment or ​a silicone mat.

    Baking tray
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  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

    Dry ingredients
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  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and peanut butter with granulated and brown sugars until creamy.

    Beat butter and peanut butter
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  5. Beat in vanilla and eggs until smooth.

    Beat in vanilla and eggs
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  6. Stir in the flour mixture.

    Stir in flour mixture
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  7. Then stir in oats, chocolate chips, and peanuts or nuts.

    Stir in oats and chocolate chips
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  8. Drop cookie dough by teaspoonful onto the prepared baking sheet.

    Drop cookie dough on sheet
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  9. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned.

    Baked cookies
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  10. Store cookies in a tightly covered container or food storage bag.

Recipe Variations

  • Replace half of the semisweet chocolate chips or chunks with candy-coated chocolate pieces or peanut butter chips. 
  • Instead of chopped peanut or pecans, use brickle chips.
  • Use raisins or craisins in the cookies instead of chocolate.