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Gluten-Free Christmas Cowboy Cookies

  • Author: Emily Smith
  • Yield: 48 cookies 1x


Made with oats, toasted rice cereal, shredded coconut, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and chocolate chips, these festive Cowboy Cookies are a holiday delight.


  • 1 cup vegetable shortening or lard (for dairy-free) (or butter, softened)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups gluten-free quick oats
  • 2 cups toasted rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ((Enjoy Life brand is good for dairy-free))


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, in order on the list. Drop by teaspoonsful on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden on the edges.
  2. Let cool for 5 minutes. Remove to place on a wire rack to cool completely before storing. Enjoy!


Makes 4-5 dozen cookies depending on size. 

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American