Christmas Cowboy Cookies are easy to make, festive and sweet – perfect for packing up and gifting for the holidays! Brown butter, a pinch of cinnamon and pure vanilla make these cookies extra flavorful, while the oats give them a delightful chew. Loaded with chocolate, pecans, holiday M&Ms, coconut, toffee bits and sprinkled with flaky sea salt make these cookies extra special!
There’s nothing not to love about these sweet and chewy cookies. Each bite is slightly crisp on the edges but soft and gooey in the center…with just a little salty crunch and chocolate throughout. I can just imagine a cowboy wrapping a few of these hearty cookies to have in his jacket pocket to enjoy on a long cold day on the trail or night by a campfire! All you need are a few stars overhead!
HOW TO BROWN BUTTER:
Browning butter is insanely simple! To brown butter you’ll need a saucepan, butter, and a little bit of patience. Melt the butter as you normally would, and then continue to cook it over medium heat – swirling the pan occasionally – until it reaches a golden brown color. Watch your butter closely as it browns, because it can burn easily! Once it’s nice and golden brown, remove it from the heat and pour it into a heatproof bowl – being sure to scrape all of the golden bits off the bottom of the pan. And that’s it! Beautiful browned butter is easy, right?
NO COOKIE DOUGH CHILLING!
What I love about these cookies is that they’re so easy to make! They require no chilling and they really are completely no fuss. That's always a plus, especially when it comes to Christmas cookies!
1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter melted until browned
2 and 1/4 cups (270 grams) all-purpose flour
2 cups (178 grams) old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 and 1/2 cups (319 grams) dark brown sugar packed
2 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk (room temperature)
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup (200g) holiday M&Ms
3/4 cup (85 grams) pecans (roughly chopped)
3/4 cup (124 grams) toffee bits
1/2 cup (40 grams) sweetened flaked coconut
2 teaspoons flaky sea salt
HOW I MAKE THESE:
YIELD: 24 cookies
Originally posted December 2021.
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