Peanut Butter Cowboy Cookies

Emma

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Peanut Butter Cowboy Cookies

I start my holiday baking with Peanut Butter Cowboy Cookies. I love playing Christmas songs and lighting up the tree as I make my favorite cookies. Every Christmas, I make:

Alright, I should probably pause here. I just get so excited about cookies! I can’t help myself.

My latest holiday favorite is these Peanut Butter Cowboy Cookies! They’re a blast to bake, and the festive holiday sprinkles really make them stand out as a seasonal favorite!

Peanut Butter Cowboy Cookies Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup cocktail peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 12 oz milk chocolate chips
Easy Peanut Butter Cowboy Cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Gradually add dry ingredients on low speed, mixing well after each addition.
  6. After adding all dry ingredients, beat for 1 minute at a higher speed.
  7. Hand mix in oats, peanuts, chocolate chips, and coconut. The batter will be stiff.
  8. Use a 4 oz ice cream scoop to form dough balls. Place them 3 inches apart on the baking sheet and slightly flatten.
  9. Bake for 16-18 minutes until lightly golden.
  10. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Notes

  • For jumbo cookies, use a 4 oz ice cream scoop. For smaller cookies, adjust baking time accordingly.
  • Store in an airtight container to maintain freshness.

Essential Equipment for This Recipe:

Stand Mixer

3.2Qt Small Electric Food Mixer

Efficient, compact mixer: perfect for small kitchens, energy-saving, versatile, and user-friendly.

Pros

Compact Design

Easy Operation

Versatile Speeds

Low Energy Consumption

Stable Suction

Cons

Ideal for Small Tasks

Compact Bowl Size

Nutrition

Each serving offers:

  • Calories: 317 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 33mg
  • Sodium: 236mg
  • Potassium: 154mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 24g
  • Vitamin A: 249IU
  • Calcium: 43mg
  • Iron: 1mg

FAQs

Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth?

Yes, crunchy peanut butter can be used for added texture.

Are these cookies freezer-friendly?

Absolutely! Freeze them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Can I substitute the chocolate chips with another ingredient?

Yes, feel free to substitute with nuts or dried fruit of your choice.

How long can these cookies be stored?

In an airtight container, they can be stored at room temperature for up to a week.

Indulge in these Peanut Butter Cowboy Cookies and enjoy a blend of flavors that are sure to tantalize your taste buds!

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