Cowboy Cookie Bars
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A faster way to make delicious Cowboy Cookies. Soft and Chewy with the perfect amount of crunch and chocolate.
Recipe type: Cookie Bar
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 20
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup cereal (rice crispies)
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a glass 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl or in a stand mixer, combine softened butter, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes or until creamed.
  3. Add flour, oats, baking powder, and sea salt. Mix for another minute or two until well combined. Scrape sides down halfway thru mixing.
  4. Next, add chocolate chips, shredded coconut, crushed cereal, and chopped nuts. Mix until just blended.
  5. Scoop cookie mixture out into prepared 9x13 pan and evenly spread over the pan. (I use a plastic baggie over my hand and push it down evenly because the dough is thick and can be hard to spread with a spoon.)
  6. Once the dough is evenly spread into the pan, bake it at 350 degrees for 12-16 minutes or until edges are beginning to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool and cut into squares.
  8. Enjoy!
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at