Cowgirl Cookie is a delightful pastry of flour, toasted walnuts, dried fruit, sugar, peanut butter and chocolate chips. There is nothing like a warm, freshly-baked homemade cookie, but some are better than others if you consider popular demand.
My Cowgirl Cookie version combines many types of homemade cookies and a natural winner. It’s seemingly impossible to leave out my favorite ingredients in other classic front-runners such as Peanut Butter, Sugar Cookies, Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip. The decorating opportunities this cookie provides makes the perfect family project out of making these delicacies. With dried fruit and oatmeal as two of the main ingredients, these cookies provide some nutritional value along with a great taste.
Perhaps you find yourself to be in the majority pool of people that elect chocolate chip as your favorite classic cookie. Creamy and chewy, this cookie is even better served fresh when the chocolate is still gooey. I’ve added many popular variations on the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe including adding oatmeal for texture for an even healthier treat.
This popular homemade Cowgirl Cookie is an affirmed crowd-pleaser and a five-star favorite of my family and friends, as well as the most requested.
- 2 tablespoons flax seed in 1/4 cup hot water
- 2 cups gluten free or regular flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 baking powder
- 2 tsp Xanthan gum if using gluten free flour
- 1 cup vegan or regular butter
- 1 cup coconut palm sugar
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups rolled oats, or 2 cups high protein granola cereal
- 1 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
- 1 cup dried fruit (optional)
- 1 cup each of chocolate and peanut butter chips
- This recipe is super simple if you get organized first. The first step is getting two bowls out and separating the dry from wet ingredients in each. This makes it much easier. Always start with getting the butter out of the fridge so its room temperature. In addition, toast the walnuts 350 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes.
- After that, you simply incorporate the sugar and butter in a mixer, add flax seeds and vanilla, then dry ingredients. Hand mix oatmeal, nuts, dried fruit and chips last.
- Bake 350 degrees 12-15 minutes depending on the size of the cookie, and your oven. Don’t overcook.
- Allow to cool off 15 minutes before diving in.