Wyoming Cowboy Cookies in 4 Easy Steps!

Wyoming is the only state in the U.S. where the animal population is greater than the human population. In other words, it’s pretty rustic out there. Think cowboys (and girls), ranching, and a whole lot of wide open space. These cookies are the perfect thing to saddle up to when you want a chewy, hearty cookie. With a flavorful combination of oats, nuts, coconut, and chocolate chips, you’re sure to eat one and feel satisfied for a little while. I know this cookie is one of my very favorites and I hope you love it just as much too. So let’s get baking! Leave a comment below and tell me what you think. Have an awesome Friday everyone and let’s get cooking! 🙂

Wyoming Cowboy Cookies
Wyoming Cowboy Cookies

Wyoming Cowboy Cookies 

Courtesy of: Patsy Steenbock, (Shoshoni, WY.), Taste of Home: Recipes Across America Cookbook

Step 1: Roast the shredded coconut and nuts: Toast 1 cup shredded coconut and 3/4 cup pecans (or walnuts in my case) in a 350 degree (F) oven for 6 minutes, rotating on a baking sheet every 2-3 minutes. Then set aside to cool. Leave your oven preheated to 350 degrees (F).

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Step 2: Combine all of your wet ingredients: Cream together 1 cup butter, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 2 eggs, and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.

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Step 3: Then add in all of your dry ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 cups old-fashioned oats. Mix until evenly combined. Next, add in the toasted coconut and nuts, and 2 cups chocolate chips and mix until thoroughly combined. (Note: If you don’t care for chocolate you can also add raisins).

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Step 4: Bake in a 350 degree (F) oven for 12 minutes. Let cool and enjoy! 🙂 (Note: This dough yields 6 dozen, so if you don’t want to bake all of the dough right away, just store in a tupperware and use over the next 2-3 days).

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