My Favorite Cookies: Alison’s Cowgirl Cookies


Who isn’t looking for an awesome cookie recipe? The only problem I had with these was trying to give them a name. They are filled with my favorites: peanut butter, chocolate chips, crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies), and they are fabulous. We were loving them when they came out of the oven, and my daughter took some to school, and she said kids were almost fighting over them. Try them, and you will see exactly what I mean.

Alison's Cowgirl Cookies

Cook Time:

10 minutes

Prep Times:

20 minutes


2 dozen


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup crisp rice cereal
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips or chunks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven 350F .

2. In a large bowl, beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add sugars and egg beating, until smooth and creamy.

3. In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda and baking powder, mixing well. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture. Stir in oats, rice cereal, peanut butter, chocolate and vanilla. Mix until combined.

4. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto lightly greased baking sheets (or place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets). Bake at 350F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Remove to wire racks and let cool.

17 thoughts on “My Favorite Cookies: Alison’s Cowgirl Cookies”

  1. I will be making these this weekend at our friend’s house. Hubs will have to go outside because he is allergic. I can’t bake with PB when he is around:) Love these!

  2. The oats and rice crispies remind me of an old recipe of my mother’s and adding the dark brown sugar makes me want to try this as soon (if not before) I’m back on my feet. After all, it is cookie weather.
    Great recipe, thanks, just gave you a shout out on FB and will do so on one of the blogs today.
    You are not helping my diet.

  3. My family has made cookies similar to this but without the peanut butter. I think we’d better start using the peanut butter now. They sound delicious.

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