Yeeeee-haw y’all it’s Cowboy Cookie Time. This was actually the first time I ever made Cowboy Cookies or even tasted them for that matter. I did a bit of research on the origin of the cookie, because let’s face it, the name doesn’t give too much away. I kept bumping into dead-ends…seems all other bloggers, cook book authors, and even my holy-grail Martha Stewart couldn’t give a straight forward explanation on the name of these chewy lil’ cowboys. Some say the name was derived simply from the fact that these cookies are super hearty, enough to keep a cowboy’s tummy satisfied over a long haul. Gotta keep that giddy-up a going.
Add the oats and whisk to combine.
*I added some additional chopped candy into the tops of the cookies as I noticed when the cookies baked, the chocolate settled into the cookie and went missing. If you want the tops of your cookies to have nice chunks of chocolate popping out you may want to do the same, even if you're using chocolate chips.