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Vegan Cowboy Cookies

Vegan Cowboy Cookies

Made with Let’s Do Organic Unsweetened Shredded Coconut by @purelykaylie

These Cowboy Cookies are hearty, fluffy, buttery, soft and chewy all at once!

Vegan cowboy cookies are loaded with oats, coconut, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and pecans!

These bakery style cookies are super thick, fluffy, soft, and chewy.

The easy recipe is made with one bowl, pantry staples, and there’s no chilling required.

Why are these called cowboy cookies? Simply put, these delicious cookies are the original “energy bar” for cowboys!

Legend says that the hearty ingredients fueled cowboys during their long journeys. Due to their size and texture, this treat kept well inside the saddlebag during travel.

The combination of oats, chocolate chips, coconut, pecans, and cinnamon makes for a energizing and delicious cookie combo!

 Cowboy cookies contain everything you love about a regular cookie, but with MORE goodies added!

They have the classic sweet flavor, pockets of chocolate, and gooey interior of regular chocolate chip cookies. However, their delicious texture and unique flavor makes them stand out from the O.G.

Just like cowboys, these cookies are great for packing on-the-go! Pack in your bag for picnics, hikes, or any adventure!

The star ingredient in these cookies is Let’s Do Organic Shredded Coconut! It doesn’t overwhelm the cookie with coconut but has just the perfect about of coco-nutty flavor and texture.

These cookies are vegan and can be made gluten-free by using gluten free all purpose flour. Happy Baking!

 

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup vegan butter, slightly softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, tightly packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (or gluten-free baking flour), measured correctly*
  • 1 ¼ cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  •  cup Let’s Do Organic Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  •  cup raw chopped pecans
  •  cup vegan chocolate chips
  • Flaky sea salt, for topping

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prep the oven: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Create the flax egg: Combine ground flaxseed and water in a small bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes. The mixture will gelatinize, like an egg.
  3. Combine wet ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the vegan butter, light brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Using a handheld electric mixer or a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add almond milk, flax egg, and vanilla extract. Cream together once more to combine.
  4. Add dry ingredients: Add all-purpose flour, rolled oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt to the bowl. Mix together just until the flour is evenly incorporated. Add shredded coconut, chopped pecans, and chocolate chips. Stir together.
  5. Bake cookies: Scoop cookie dough into balls and transfer to the baking sheets. Bake cookies for 12-13 minutes, or until the edges begin to firm. Remove cookies from the oven while the center still appears slightly underbaked. Let them cool on the baking sheet; they will firm and de-puff while cooling. Sprinkle flaky sea salt on top (optional but recommended). Enjoy!

NOTES

  • *How to measure flour: Flour should never be scooped and packed into the measuring cup. Instead, gently spoon the flour into a measuring cup and level off the top with a flat object (such as the back of a knife). Alternatively, you can weigh the flour using a food scale.
  • How to store: Store leftover cookies in a sealed container at room temperature for 3-5 days.
  • How to freeze: If storing longterm, you can freeze the cookie dough or the pre-baked cookies. Keep balls of dough or pre-baked cookies inside a tightly sealed ziplock bag, using parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together. Be sure to let the cookie dough come to room temperature before baking.

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