These are great for dunking and are also large and satisfying enough for a man's appetite. Cowboy cookies should be about 2-1/2 inches in diameter. My Grandma makes these cookies and I have enjoyed them since I was a kid.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine the melted and cooled butter or margarine with the brown and white sugars. Beat in the eggs at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add the vanilla, oats, corn flakes, flour, baking soda and baking powder; beating well.

  • Drop tablespoon sized spoonfuls of the dough on to an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes for a soft and chewy cookie.

Nutrition Facts

392.8 calories; 4.4 g protein; 57.4 g carbohydrates; 71.7 mg cholesterol; 289 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2008
Nice cookie and a welcome change from the "same ol' same ol." I made them twice the size directed and got 24. A little sweet but that's what a cookie's supposed to be and that's what milk is for! And the extra sweetness certainly could be because I added a cup of coconut. I made a half recipe to which I added 1/2 tsp. salt to heighten flavor and didn't bother melting the butter. The traditional method of creaming the butter and sugars worked just fine. I baked my second batch longer as I unlike most people I know prefer mine a little crispier. My only criticism is that they came out a little flatter than I prefer and I even chilled the dough first. All and all a pretty darn good cookie with a nice crackly top and chewy texture from the oats and corn flakes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/21/2004
Did not like these too much....they are a crispy cookie and I prefer chewy/doughy. I cut the recipe in half and added half a bag of chocolate chips. Glad I added the chips or they would have been very bland. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2008
Nice cookie and a welcome change from the "same ol' same ol." I made them twice the size directed and got 24. A little sweet but that's what a cookie's supposed to be and that's what milk is for! And the extra sweetness certainly could be because I added a cup of coconut. I made a half recipe to which I added 1/2 tsp. salt to heighten flavor and didn't bother melting the butter. The traditional method of creaming the butter and sugars worked just fine. I baked my second batch longer as I unlike most people I know prefer mine a little crispier. My only criticism is that they came out a little flatter than I prefer and I even chilled the dough first. All and all a pretty darn good cookie with a nice crackly top and chewy texture from the oats and corn flakes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2008
Nice cookie and a welcome change from the "same ol' same ol." I made them twice the size directed and got 24. A little sweet but that's what a cookie's supposed to be and that's what milk is for! And the extra sweetness certainly could be because I added a cup of coconut. I made a half recipe to which I added 1/2 tsp. salt to heighten flavor and didn't bother melting the butter. The traditional method of creaming the butter and sugars worked just fine. I baked my second batch longer as I unlike most people I know prefer mine a little crispier. My only criticism is that they came out a little flatter than I prefer and I even chilled the dough first. All and all a pretty darn good cookie with a nice crackly top and chewy texture from the oats and corn flakes. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2003
I've been making "Dunkin' Platters" for years now! My nieces & nephews (and all of their friends) LOVE them!!! Add 3/4 cup of chocolate chips for the kids or raisins & nuts for the grumps. I guarantee you will have people asking you for the recipe! This one is a keeper!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2003
I did not know what kind of cookie this was. I had been trying out new choc chip and oatmeal all week. This was such a nice surprise. I loved the taste they were crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle. I did add nuts and raisens. I REALLY like this one. Mary Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2008
I have been making this recipe for over 30 years and I have never had anything but compliments. I add coconut raisins and chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans). If you want a crisp cookie leave them in the oven a little longer. If you want a chewy cookie take them out slightly under-done. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2010
Yummy! I made these yesterday and they were delicious. They come out flat chewy and great for dunking! They also freeze well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
Very good! I added some milk chocolate chips and walnuts to them and all I can say is YUMMMM...... Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2007
These cookies were made by a teacher in high school. They were so good. I have seen tons of recipes for it and this is the closet I have seen.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2011
I have just made the batter for half a batch of these...As is the batter is entirely too runny to yield cookies so I had to add 1/2 cup more oats (this would be 1 cup for full recipe) and 1 more cup of cornflakes (2 cups for full recipe) to achieve a scoopable texture (original batter would have run together on the cookie sheet - maybe this is due to the melted butter/margarine? maybe creaming would have been the way to go?). I will update the review when these are baked (they are currently chilling in the fridge). UPDATE I should not have added the 1/2 cup extra oats as this made the cookies a bit caky (cornflakes didn't affect the consistency). However the reason for the deduction of 1 star is not the batter (this is due to my changes and not the fault of the recipe) but the fact that I could taste the baking soda in the final product (and I had already made sure to use a bit less than the 1 tsp specified for the half recipe). NEXT TIME I WILL CREAM THE BUTTER AND DECREASE THE SODA Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2007
I am in the Peace Corps and dont have access to many ingredients- I was thankful for these cookies. I used melted margarine instead of butter and it turned out fine. I also had to chill the dough for a little bit before it was workable (i live in a very hot and humid area). My boyfriend ate the whole batch the day I made them! Great! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/21/2004
Did not like these too much....they are a crispy cookie and I prefer chewy/doughy. I cut the recipe in half and added half a bag of chocolate chips. Glad I added the chips or they would have been very bland. Read More
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