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Gluten Free Cowboy Cookies

What puts the cowboy in cowboy cookies? What makes these soft and chunky gluten-free cowboy cookies different than chocolate chip cookies? They saddle up with good-for-you protein–almond flour, almond butter, egg, pecans and oats!

Gluten Free Cowboy Cookies plated ready to eat with glass of milk in background

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Gluten free cowboy cookies are honey-sweetened, but not super-sweet. They’re dairy free, fattened with coconut oil and almond butter. They pack the protein too, what with pecans, almond flour, almond butter, and an egg. Grab a few as you head out the door and call it a good morning. A little cowboy to start the day–you bet.

scooping gluten free Cowboy Cookies onto the cookie sheet

Mix these cookies by hand—no electricity necessary. The almond and coconut flours, oats, baking soda and and salt go in one bowl; the egg, honey, almond butter, vanilla and coconut oil in another. Mix the dry into the wet. Chunk them up with semi-sweet chocolate, toasted pecans and coconut flakes. Scoop and bake. Ride ‘em cowgirls.

baked Gluten Free Cowboy Cookies on silicon mat on cookie sheet

Robbie says cowboy cookies have to be big, size large, for hungry cowboys. He says everybody has a little cowboy in them, so he calls these smaller versions little cowboy cookies. I call ‘em doggone wholesome.

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Gluten Free Cowboy Cookies recipe notes:

  • I strongly recommend that you weigh the almond flour. If you don’t have a scale, measure the almond flour by gently spooning it into a dry measuring cup. Do not pack the flour in the cup! This could be a good excuse to own a kitchen scale. (Affiliate link)
  • I found coconut flour at Trader Joe’s. You can buy coconut flour online via my Amazon affiliate link.
  • Portion cookies easily with a small ice cream scoop. (Affiliate link) A multi-purpose silicone baking mat (affiliate link) makes for easy pan cleanup.
  • Would you prefer larger gluten free cowboy cookies? Just form the dough into larger balls and arrange 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Press the cookies with your palm to make ½-inch thick disks. Bake until they’re just starting to brown.
  • Adapted from my gluten-free Chocolate Chip Almond Cookie recipe.

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    Nutrition information is meant to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the brands you use and substitutions you made, and how much you actually eat.


  • These cookies are probably better for you than most muffins :). Reply · 6 April, 2016

    • lol–it’s true Nicole~ Reply · 6 April, 2016

  • I’ve never heard the term cowboy cookies, but I like it – no matter the size. Great ingredients! Reply · 6 April, 2016

  • I hadn’t heard of cowboy cookies before but now I really want to try one! Reply · 6 April, 2016

    • Thanks Aimee and Kelly. They’re kind of kitchen sink cookies, wouldn’t you say? Reply · 6 April, 2016

  • These sounds so good! I love chocolate chip oat cookies, especially with pecans!! Reply · 7 April, 2016

  • Looks wonderful, cookie with hot cup of milk is my kids favorite. Reply · 7 April, 2016

  • This is so timely because I’ve been craving chocolate chip cookies all day. I think I’ll go and wrangle up some cowboy cookies right now. 😉 Reply · 7 April, 2016

    • Love that word wrangle Linda! Thanks. Reply · 7 April, 2016

  • I have never eaten or made cowboy cookies. They sound great! Reply · 8 April, 2016

  • These cookies look so good, Letty! I love baking with oats. 🙂 Reply · 10 April, 2016

  • Wooah, I’d love to have a bunch of these cookies right now 🙂
    They look absolutely delish!! Reply · 10 April, 2016

    • Hi Hauke–thanks for the whoa! Reply · 10 April, 2016

  • Never heard of cowboy cookies before but they look so very delicious and chewy! Reply · 10 April, 2016

  • I haven’t had cowboy cookies before but after seeing these I definitely need to. Look so good! can’t believe that are also gluten-free! Reply · 11 April, 2016

    • Thanks Vanessa–and dairy free! Reply · 11 April, 2016

  • Theo

    I hate to have to say this, but these had a bad texture and did not taste good. I’m an experienced cook and make gluten-free recipes regularly. This one might have too many ingredients? Reply · 28 July, 2020

    • Theo, I’m sorry to hear these cookies didn’t work for you. I’d love to hear how you might change the recipe. Thank you for writing. Reply · 28 July, 2020

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