Granny’s Cowboy Cookies

Cookies for Your Inner Cowboy!



What puts the “cowboy” in Cowboy Cookies? Well, no one knows for sure, but there’s plenty of speculation on the vast internet frontier! Some say there’s absolutely no connection to the cowboy way of life. Others conjecture these cookies were early energy bars. They kept fresh for a long time and were a quick way to get the nutrition needed on an extended, difficult cattle drive.

Whether you sit tall in the saddle or tall in a desk chair at the office, these cookies will hit the spot.



From the photos of these family recipes, you can tell they’re well-loved!



Misty’s Granny’s Cowboy Cookies

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Note: Since many of Misty’s recipes are handed down through generations, often, you won’t find the detailed directions featured in today’s cookbooks. So you may have to call on your culinary experience or improvise! Have fun!




1 Cup shortening

1 Cup brown sugar

1 Cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1-1/4 Cups plain flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt


1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 Cup nuts (walnuts, pecans, whatever your taste)

1 pkg. chocolate chips (optional)

3 Cups old fashioned oats



Though, the original recipe doesn’t specify to mix the above ingredients, and place dollops of the dough on a cooking sheet, we’ll assume you should! Then…

Cook in preheated oven at 350 degrees for approximately 12 minutes.



Did you try these yummy cookies? Let us know how they turned out in the comments below!