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Cowboy Cookies

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The origin of the name is unclear, but the cookies do seem hearty enough for the Wild West. They have a soft, chewy texture all their own.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, September Fall 2008
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  • ljmicci
    17 JAN, 2012
    My mom has been making these cookies for YEARS... every since I was a little girl.... and I am 43 years old now! They are wonderful. We usually also would add raisins in them for an even chewier cookie. We also used chopped walnuts instead of the pecans. ALWAYS A FAMILY FAVORITE!!
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  • wittnie
    24 OCT, 2011
    MY favorite cookies to bake! They are always a hit!
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  • LJGrandma
    11 APR, 2011
    I love these cookies! Unfortunately, though, I forgot the main ingredient, coconut, which was the reason I tried the recipe in the first place. However, even without the coconut, they have a great flavor, and the oatmeal makes them somewhat chewy inside and crunchy outside. It was a mistake that still had a happy ending!
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  • babysmyles
    3 MAR, 2011
    Timing is way off... toasting nuts took 7-8 minutes and the cookies maybe 10. Yummy and versatile recipe otherwise. I used sweetened coconut, margarine and mini chocolate chips cause that's what I had on hand. Great tasting!
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  • Katfowler
    29 SEP, 2010
    These cookies tasted great but there are a few issues. The prep time is too short, the cooking time is too long and I only got 3 dozen not 5. I trusted this recipe - when I make them next time I'll know better.
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  • flits21
    3 JAN, 2010
    Has anyone made these without coconut?
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  • ljmicci
    30 NOV, 2009
    My mom has been making these since I was a little girl!... and now I am 41 years old! These were definitely our family's favorite!... And now I make them all of the time for my kids!
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  • emmapeep
    31 OCT, 2009
    One of my favorites! I mix up the kinds of chocolate that I use--milk, dark, and semi-sweet as well as the kind of nuts--almonds, walnuts, and pecans all in the same batch! SO good!
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  • Pudding1980
    10 AUG, 2009
    So delicious; great texture!
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  • hayesstephens
    2 AUG, 2009
    My mother-in-law even asked for the recipe!
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