New This Month

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
Total Time Prep Yield



Similar Recipes


How would you rate this recipe?
  • 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!!
  • wittnie
    24 OCT, 2011
    MY favorite cookies to bake! They are always a hit!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • flits21
    3 JAN, 2010
    Has anyone made these without coconut?
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Pudding1980
    10 AUG, 2009
    So delicious; great texture!
  • hayesstephens
    2 AUG, 2009
    My mother-in-law even asked for the recipe!

I'm in the mood for:

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • dessert
  • an appetizer
  • a cocktail
{{secDropdownPreword}} {{secDropdownTitle}}
  • that's eggy
  • that's fruity
  • that's hearty
  • that's healthy
  • that's simple
  • that's a smoothie
  • that's a casserole
  • that's off the beaten path
  • that's light
  • that's packable
  • that's speedy
  • that's warming
  • that's kid-friendly
  • that's comforting
  • that's quick
  • that's healthy
  • that's a sunday dinner classic
  • that's vegetarian
  • that's seasonal
  • that's chocolaty
  • that's an american classic
  • that's easy
  • that's fruity
  • that's salty and sweet
  • that's over the top
  • that's crowd pleasing
  • that's simple
  • that's for a cocktail party
  • that's a dip or spread
  • that's healthy
  • that's cheesy
  • that's shaken not stirred
  • that's bubbily
  • that's good for a crowd
  • that's ideal for brunch
  • that's seasonal
  • that's simple
  • that's artisanal
See Recipes