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Cowboy Cookies {with M&M and Pretzels}

These Cowboy Cookies are similar to my popular Loaded Christmas Cowboy Cookies except I have added Christmas M&Ms and crushed pretzels to the coconut and pecans!  These sweet, chewy cookies are sure to become a favorite for your holiday baking list!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cowboy cookies, Cowboy Cookies with M&Ms and Pretzels
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 180kcal


  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • cups packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups All Purpose White Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup red and green M&Ms
  • ¼ cup crushed pretzels
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place coconut and pecans on a parchment paper covered 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted, watching very closely so they do not burn. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture; beat well. Stir in the oats, M&Ms, crushed pretzels, dried cranberries and toasted coconut and pecans.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment covered baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10-12 minutes or until browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.


For the pretzels, you can use any type of thin pretzel, such as regular pretzels, mini pretzels or pretzel sticks.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 174IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg