Jo Ann's Cowboy Cookies

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Jun. 08, 2012

Chewy, chocolatey and delightful to eat, this recipe for Jo Ann's bigger-than-life Cowboy Cookies will have you wranglin' for more! So if you need a big batch of big cookies, no problem, because this recipe makes up to 10 dozen cookies...just perfect for bake sales, pot-lucks, sports events, tailgating, or cookie exchanges.


Shortening/Unsalted butter 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Eggs 6 Medium , beaten
Sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Brown sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs) , firmly packed
Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
All purpose flour 6 Cup (96 tbs)
Baking powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Oats 6 Cup (96 tbs) , uncooked (long
Semi sweet chocolate chip 24 Ounce



1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


2. In a very large bowl, place together shortening, beaten eggs, both the sugars and vanilla, stir to mix and set aside.

3. In another large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well.

4. Slowly add the flour mixture into shortening mixture, while stirring continuously.

5. While still stirring add in oats and chocolate chips and mix evenly.

6. On greased baking sheets, place the dough balls, using ice cream scoop, placing 2 inches apart of each other.

7. Bake in oven for 18 minutes, until edges are lightly golden.


8. Remove from oven and place the cookies on wire racks and allow to cool completely.


9. Enjoy cookies with a glass of warm milk or coffee if desired.


You can add in nuts if you want.

Shape the cookie dough in 1” balls and bake for 12 to 15 minutes to make small cookies.

This is the large batch you can use half of ingredients to make small batch.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Bit Difficult
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 30