I have no idea why they call these cowboy cookies (anyone? Bueller?) I did google it and discovered all manner of cookies called cowboy cookies, each with a different set of ingredients. The one thing they all seemed to have in common though, was that they contain a veritable kitchen sink of ingredients.
This variation of cowboy cookies is no different then, as it combines oats, Corn Flakes, raisins and chocolate chips. The result is a flavourful cookie that is filling, crunchy, chewy and satisfying. And they’re not super sweet either (which I appreciate). If the fact that my daughter ate 3 of them in a row is any indication, they are pretty kid-friendly as well!
Summary: These cookies have a bit of everything in them. Feel free to experiment by adding different things as well (pretzels would be great!)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 quick-cooking (not instant) rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups Corn Flakes cereal
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate large bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer), beat together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour mixture, stirring until combined. Stir in the oats, Corn Flakes, raisins and chocolate chips. Mix until well combined.
- Drop by generous 1 Tbsp. balls, about 2 inches apart onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. (* For more attractive cookies, flatten the balls by half and roughly shape into round circles. These cookies do not spread much and doing this gives a nice round, flat cookie as opposed to an irregular shaped, higher cookie).
- Bake at 350° F. until edges and tops begin to brown, about 12-14 minutes. Leave to cool on the baking sheet set on a cooling rack. Once mostly cooled, remove from pan to the cooling rack to finish cooling.
Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 30 min
Number of servings (yield): 26 cookies
Adapted from a Canadian Living April 2010 recipe