I adore Baking II – Cowboy Bars

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes EVER!!!!! If you’ve been around and I’ve brought goodies – there’s a good chance this recipe has been one of them. It really is SO, SO good. And you can make cookies from it, but I find the bars to be thicker (duh) and softer and yummier:) Enjoy!

Cowboy Bars 

Adapted from Cowboy Cookies III at allrecipes.com


  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3/4 c. butter or butter flavored shortening
  • 3/4 c. white sugar
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 2 c. rolled oats
  • 2 c. chocolate chunks (or chips)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease baking sheets (or 9×13 pan). Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. Stir in the rolled oats and chocolate chunks or chips. Make sure to stir thoroughly until the oats are fully incorporated. Pour into 9×13 dish or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on the prepared baking sheets.

3. Bake bars for about 20-25 minutes (you might want to put them on a lower rack, depending on how your oven is) and cookies for 8-9 minutes in the preheated oven. If desired, rotate sheets halfway for even browning (CLUTCH with bars especially). Allow  cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5-7 minutes before removing to cooling racks to cool fully. Put pan on cooling racks to cool completely

Eat up baby.


About jackielopina

Follower of Jesus, Pastor's Wife, Cookie Baker.
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5 Responses to I adore Baking II – Cowboy Bars

  1. Steph Jamison says:

    I might attempt to make these tonight. I’m always hesitant to try anything that you are successful with because it’s inevitable that my oven will either destroy it or make it not as good as the original. Sidenote – I think you should start “Tastebud Tuesday” for your recipes. Has a nice ring to it, eh?

    • jackielopina says:

      AHHHH!!! i LOVE Tastebud Tuesday! But would that mean i could only post one recipe a week? Because i think i’m usually at like 3:)

      And also – it’s your oven, its not you! and you totally SHOULD make them! They are the BEST in bar form… normal ovens are like 20 minutes. excited to hang out with you tonight friend!

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  3. Pat says:

    I’m trying these tonight for my mom’s birthday dinner!

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