Cowboy Cookies

These make delicious sweet and spicy homemade gifts from the heart. Package them in a decorative tin or wrap them up with a pretty ribbon. 

Grab yourself a tall glass of cold milk or a steaming mug of coffee and savor every delicious bite of these sweet and spicy cookies.


  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied jalapeños
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chip chunk style


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and eggs. Beat until the mixture is nice and fluffy. 
  3. Add the flour, oatmeal, peanut butter and baking soda to the mixture and stir the dough with a spoon.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chip chunks and chopped candied jalapeños until well blended.
  5. Drop by heaping teaspoons about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, just until lightly browned around the edges. Let cool on baking pan for 2 minutes and then place on a rack to allow cookies to cool completely.
Posted on February 13, 2017 .