Boot Scootin’ Holiday Favorite Cow Pie Cookies


As some of you may know, my daughter is a chef and is always coming up with interesting recipes.  I asked her to think up a recipe for Cowboy cookies and she did.  These yummy cookies are now a family favorite. My daughter wasn’t thrilled when I called them Cow Pies, but the name stuck and it makes the grandkids giggle.  Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas. 



Cow Pie Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of pretzel Bits
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans toasted
  • 1 tbsp sea salt flakes


  • Place pecans on a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted, stirring every 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture; beat well. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, pretzels, and pecans. 
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle the sea salt flakes on top.  Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes or until brown. Move to wire racks to cool.

What is your favorite Holiday treat?

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38 thoughts on “Boot Scootin’ Holiday Favorite Cow Pie Cookies”

  1. Merry Christmas. Oh what a wonderful recipe. I love the name. Brings back so many wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing and please thank your daughter for coming up with these.

  2. Margaret, these sound wonderful! And how great to have a chef in the family! I wish I could just make up a good recipe like that–I have to have a “RECIPE” to follow when I make anything. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Thank you for sharing the cookie recipe, it sounds delicious! I love the Thumbprint jam cookies and I also like the Hershey Kiss cookies. May you and your family have a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas.

  4. I love gingerbread cookies and only make them at Christmas time. Bourbon Balls are a family favorite and I usually make multiple batches for everyone every year. I always look forward to mincemeat pie, the doctored version.

  5. I love making all sorts of fudge! Lots of flavors. Today I made chocolate, Raspberry chocolate, orange cream, Butterscotch, and Rocky Road.

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