You can’t go wrong with good ol’ Cowboy Cookies! Everyone loves these loaded oatmeal cookies with crispy cornflakes cereal, sweet chewy coconut, crunchy pecans, and a triple play of melty chocolate, white chocolate and butterscotch chips.

Cowboy Cookies

We’re well into football season now and we’ve definitely got our game day groove going on every weekend. Saturdays are for college football and Sundays (or sometimes Mondays) are planned around the Dallas Cowboys’ games. We live for these fall football weekends and of course all the food that goes along with them!

Cowboy Cookies

When it comes to game days, I can’t help but bake our favorite cowboy cookies! They’re a crowd pleasing cookie that everyone will cheer for.

We’re from Oklahoma and live in Texas now so cowboy cookies are common and a cookie we’re all crazy about. If you’ve never heard of a cowboy cookie, here’s what you need to know:

They’re big…

Cowboy Cookies

They’re slightly crisp on the outside and around the edges…

Cowboy Cookies

They’re super chewy on the inside and loaded with so much greatness…

Cowboy Cookies

We’re talking hearty oats, crispy cornflakes cereal, sweet chewy coconut, crunchy pecans, and a triple play of melty chocolate, white chocolate and butterscotch chips…

Cowboy Cookies

All mixed together in a thick, buttery, sweet cookie dough…

Cowboy Cookies

That’s rolled into big cookie dough balls (because cowboys don’t want small cookies ;))…

Cowboy Cookies

And after a quick refrigeration, they’re baked to cookie perfection…

Cowboy Cookies

Seriously one of the best cookies you’ll ever bake and one you’ll want to bake over and over and over again…

Cowboy Cookies

Bake ’em on game day, bake ’em on any day, just bake ’em! Cookie love at first bite…

Cowboy Cookies



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Cowboy Cookies

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 18 mins
  • Yield: 30 1x
  • Category: Dessert


You can’t go wrong with good ol’ cowboy cookies! Everyone loves these loaded oatmeal cookies with crispy cornflakes cereal, sweet chewy coconut, crunchy pecans, and a triple play of melty chocolate, white chocolate and butterscotch chips.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 11/2 cups cornflakes cereal
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until each is well incorporated. Beat in the vanilla.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Mix on low speed until just combined.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix on low speed again until all ingredients are well distributed throughout the dough.
  4. Form dough into 2-tablespoon sized balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press additional chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips into the top of each ball of dough, if desired. Refrigerate dough balls for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F and line two additional baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove cookie dough balls form the refrigerator and place a few inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Slightly flatten each ball with the palm of your hand. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies start to turn light brown on top.
  6. Remove cookies from the oven and let cool on pans for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat baking process with remaining cookie dough balls.


Cowboy Cookies

In celebration of football season, I’ve joined a group of fellow football loving to bring you football-inspired recipes this season. Last month we shared our favorite tailgating recipes, and now we are sharing more than 60 recipes ideas for celebrating on game day. Click on their links below to join in!
60+ recipes inspired by football teams! Show off your team spirit with everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more as you cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans
60+ recipes inspired by football teams! Show off your team spirit with everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more as you cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

Red Sea Party Punch by Celebrating Family
Bird Gang Sonoran Nachos by Love Bakes Good Cakes
GameDay Cheesecake Bars by Body Rebooted
Healthy Dirty Bird Dip by Dash of Herbs
Purple Potato Salad by The Culinary Compass
Chocolate Blackberry Cheesecake Parfait by Mom’s Messy Miracles
Easy Buffalo Chicken Sliders by Beer Girl Cooks
Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders by The Life Jolie
Blackened Steak + Blue Cheese Nachos by Feast + West
Easy pimiento cheese crackers by Family Food on the Table
Chicago-Style Deep Dish Breadsticks by Honey & Birch
Italian Beef by Bread Booze Bacon
Welcome to the Jungle Cocktail by Love & Flour
Bengal Striped Bundt Cake by Foodtastic Mom
Polish Boy Potato Skins by A Mind Full Mom
Sweet and Salty Brownies by The Secret Ingredient Is
Cowboy Cookies by The BakerMama
Cowboy Chili by See Aimee Cook
Green Chili Pulled Pork Cheese Fries by Cake ‘n Knife
Blue and Orange Jello Shot Gummies by Sustaining the Powers
Greek Town Loaded Potato Skins by The Mexitalian
Marbled Scotcharoos by Club Narwhal
Beer Cheese Fondue by Off the Eaten Path
Easy Beer Cheese Soup by Hello Little Home
Chicken Stack Sandwich by Around My Family Table
Spicy Pub Mustard by What A Girl Eats
Game Day Cupcakes by Polka Dotted Blue Jay
Brownie Batter Dip by The Crumby Cupcake
Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes by Two Places at Once
Spicy Jalapeno Popper Cheese Dip with Real Cheese by Simplify, Live, Love
Game Day Snack Tray by Coffee Love Travel
Bacon Mac n Cheese Cups by West via Midwest
South Beach Punch by 2 Cookin Mamas
Miami Mahi Mahi Sandwich by foodbyjonister
Swedish Meatball Dip with Tater Tot Dunkers by Peanut Blossom
Fruity Dessert Pizza with Peanut Butter Chocolate Glaze by Bucket List Tummy
New England Rum Punch by Order in the Kitchen
Crawfish Etouffee by The Speckled Palate
Cajun Crawfish and Corn Fritters with Remoulade Dipping Sauce by For the Love of Food
Reuben Sliders with Homemade Russian Dressing by A Dish of Daily Life
Big Blue Cheese Steak Stromboli by Simple and Savory
Spinach & Artichoke Bites by Lauren’s Kitchen
Herb Pesto Arancini by A Little Gathering
Beluga Lentil Hummus by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Philly Cheesesteak Nachos by And She Cooks
Philly Cheesesteak Cheesecake by Nik Snacks
Game Day Cookie Cups by Me and My Pink Mixer
Primanti Style Sliders by Macheesmo
Pineapple Salsa by Living Well Kitchen
Tex Mex Cream Cheese Wontons with Bacon by Shaws Simple Swaps
Blue Cheese Blitz Dip by Cafe Terra
Chicken Adobo Fries by Brunch-n-Bites
Game Day Candy Bark by Life’s Ambrosia
Chicken Teriyaki Pizza (aka Seattle SeaChicken TeriHawki Pizza) by Loves Food, Loves to Eat
High Seas Sour Cherry Slush by Lizzy is Dizzy
Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs by Casa de Crews
Avery Williamson American Cake by Loaves & Dishes
Game Day Sriracha-Honey Nut Mix by An Oregon Cottage
Double-Stuffed Potato Skins by A Simpler Grace
Red Skin Potato Chili Nachos by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

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Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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