Recipe here: Stephanie Jaworski of Joyofbaking.com demonstrates how to make Cowboy Cookies. Cowboy Cookies are like a “suped-up” Oatmeal Cookie. By that I mean, while they still have the great oat flavor and chewy texture of a regular Oatmeal Cookie, they are also loaded with extras. Extras like chocolate chips, raisins, chopped nuts, and dried coconut. First Lady Laura Bush may have helped with this cookie’s popularity when her Cowboy Cookie recipe won over Tipper Gore’s Ginger Snap recipe in the Family Circle’s Magazine Cookie Bake-off during the 2000 presidential campaign.