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Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies

BeckyBecky

The heartiest, tastiest, everything but the kitchen sink cookie you will ever eat.

servings:Makes 3 dozen large cookies
prep time:
25 minutes
total time:
45 minutes to 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 sticks butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups sweetened flake coconut
  • 2 cups chopped pecans (8 ounces)
Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies photo

directions

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350°. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl.

  • 2

    In 8-quart bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Gradually beat in sugars and continue beating to combine, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans.

  • 3

    For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet, spacing 3 inches apart. Bake 17 to 20 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Remove to rack to cool.

notes

This wonderful recipe came out when Mrs. Bush was in the Texas Governor's Mansion.

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