We love baking around here and we always make cookies for Santa and these just came out of the oven. What are they? Cowboy cookies! They are like a cross between chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies but with some extra goodness. Read on for the recipe!
Ok, so, cowboy cookies. You might have heard of them. They have been around forever but they got really popular in 1992 when Laura Bush submitted her recipe for a first ladies bake-off. They are big like Texas and full of chocolate chips, pecans, walnuts, shredded coconut, cinnamon and oats. So so good! I recreated them using coconut oil and magical flax eggs and played around with the proportions because that’s how I roll. Voila! Big, chewy, crunchy cowboy cookies! Make them for Santa or any time of the year!
- 2 tablespoons ground flax
- 6 tablespoons water
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup vegan mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup vegan cane sugar
- 1/4 cup packed vegan brown sugar
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350. Line two half sheet pans with parchment paper.
To make the flax eggs, use a fork to whisk together the flax and water. Set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.
Mix the flour, oats, coconut, pecans, walnuts, chocolate chips, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a big mixing bowl.
In a separate medium mixing bowl, add the flax eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon until it fully comes together.
Using a 3-tablespoon scooper, scoop out the dough, pressing it on the side of the bowl to pack it well. Drop the cookie dough onto the sheet pan, leaving a bit of space in between.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, until the cookies are brown around the edges. Remove the sheet pans from the oven, let the cookies sit for a few minutes on the sheet pans and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Eat immediately or store in a sealed container. These cookies store really well in the freezer!