I’m not really sure how these guys got the name “cowboy” cookies. Whenever I think of what cowboys eat I usually come up with stuff like…beef jerky…pork and beans…maybe wild berries they find out on the trail or something. Although, I suppose modern day cowboys maybe bring stuff with them like granola bars and trail mix, which is kind of in line with what these are. Another name for these might be “Oatmeal Cookies on steroids.” These oatmeal cookies are full of not just raisins, not just chocolate chips, not just nuts, but all of these (plus coconut!). I don’t think the old school cowboys had access to coconuts on the plains or in the mountains but they probably wish they had.
I hope that you enjoy them! The pictures I have are actually cookie bars, the same recipe but baked in a 9×13 inch pan.