Cowboy Cookies

A Quarter Baked
by A Quarter Baked
12 Cookies
27 min

If you didn’t know I’m here to tell you. Cowboy cookies are amazing! I don’t know who came up with the idea to add bite size caramel bits and pecans into a perfectly baked chocolate chip cookie, but they’re a genius. This all started with my coworker. He kept asking me to make him some cookies with all the above ingredients. Saying “that just sounds so good”. I kept saying “those are cowboy cookies. They are a real thing”. I said that but I’ve never made them or eaten them myself. It’s ultimately a chocolate chip cookie with the addition of pecans and caramel bits. So of course I took my chocolate chip cookie recipe and made the adjustment, and boy was I blown away. They were so freaking good! Do yourself a favor and give this recipe a try. I know you will love it!

Recipe details
  • 12  Cookies
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 27 min
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  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter softened 113 g
  • 1/3 c Sugar 76 g
  • 1/3 c Dark Brown Sugar 80 g
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 g
  • 1/2 tsp Salt 2 g
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda 5 g
  • 1/2 c Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips 94 g
  • 1/2 c Caramel Pieces 100 g
  • 1/2 c Chopped Pecans 65 g
  • 1-1/4 c All purpose Flour 196 g

Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.
With your hand mixer cream your softened butter, brown sugar, and sugar together until its well mixed and slightly fluffy.
Add in your egg and vanilla extract. Then blend until fully incorporated.
Add in your salt, baking soda, semi sweet chocolate chips, caramel bits, pecans, and all purpose flour. Then mix together until all of the flour is incorporated.
Portion the dough into 12 cookies.
Chill the portioned cookies in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Space the chilled cookies out evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake the cookies for 12 minutes.
Let the cookies cool and enjoy!
  • Let the cookies cool down completely before eating them. Otherwise they will be REALLY soft from the caramel bits.
  • You can find a step by step video on how to make these cookies above.
  • Joyce Joyce on May 03, 2021

    These sound delish, but does anyone out there have such a thing as an automatic calculator you can take to a metric recipe to convert it to standard?

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    • Edie Edie on May 19, 2021

      Standard is relative to where we live and what we first learned. I AM from the US, but once lived in a country which used metric exclusively so I HAD to learn it. Albeit, I am also a nurse and every measurement used in nursing is in the metric system. Metric is sooooo easy ONCE you learn it because everything is in TENS and multiples of same. The most difficult part is learning the bridges between the Imperial and metric systems; it seems worth it.

  • Rita Allen Kula Rita Allen Kula on May 17, 2021

    The cowboy cookies I made beginning years ago had oatmeal instead of caramel pieces. They were great also. Need to try yours too.