I have made these cookies for many years now and I honestly don’t know why they are called cowboy cookies. Hearty enough for a cowboy working on the range, maybe? It’s a recipe I got from a friend. This is a cookie I often include in my holiday tins or trays for neighbors and friends and they are well received. I, personally, think these are better the day after you bake them but that opinion is certainly up for discussion. My boys enjoy helping me make them, as well as being official taste testers. Who wouldn’t want to taste test a cookie full of flavor that includes chocolate chunks, coconut, pecans and oats? Perfect with a tall glass of ice cold milk.