A soft cookie with tons of chocolate and flavor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
9 mins
total:
39 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 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). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, margarine, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the peanut butter and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and cream of tartar; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the oats, walnuts (if desired) and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 25g 8% DV; fat 14.9g 23% DV; cholesterol 10.3mg 3% DV; sodium 117.7mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2003
Really great cookies especially for a real chocolate lover. My son heard of Cowboy cookies on a kids TV show and wanted to make them. I had no idea what they were but this recipe will be a family favorite now. It makes a lot of cookies too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2009
These cookies taste good but the recipe will not replace my classic recipes. I followed the recipe exactly and I think it needs a pinch of salt. I also think there are too many flavors going on but none of them are prevalent enough. Will not make again. Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2003
Really great cookies especially for a real chocolate lover. My son heard of Cowboy cookies on a kids TV show and wanted to make them. I had no idea what they were but this recipe will be a family favorite now. It makes a lot of cookies too. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2007
Yummy very nice recipe. Nice and chocolaty love the peanut butter flavor. Left out the coconut this time may try adding it next time. Will definitely be adding this to the Christmas cookie list Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2003
Excellent! Moist chewy and gooey. I omitted the coconut & nuts. They were as chocolaty as brownies but tasted as good as old fashioned chocolate chip cookies. Took a little longer to cook but it was most likely my oven. My kids really like these. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2009
YUM! A really tasty combination of textures and flavors. I had thought the 2 cups of sugar would be too sweet but since I used an PB with no sugar in it the cookies were just right! I did add a 1/2 tsp. of salt since I only have unsalted butter. I left out the cream of tartar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2009
Seriously deadly cookies! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2007
I made these today for my husband and he just came in and tried one (actually 10!) Needless to say he loved them. They are very rich but delicious. I omitted the coconut and walnuts and used crunchy peanut butter. Excellent cookie recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2010
These are Great! I've only used regular chocolate chips since that's all I've had. But I think they would be even better with mini chips. I usually add more flour and lengthen the cooking time as a personal preference. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2009
These cookies taste good but the recipe will not replace my classic recipes. I followed the recipe exactly and I think it needs a pinch of salt. I also think there are too many flavors going on but none of them are prevalent enough. Will not make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2004
I didn't find these any more chocolately than a normal choc-chip cookie. That being said they were very nice but next time I will use more peanut butter. Read More
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