Cowboy Up…to a Hot Cookie, That Is

Thank you, Pinterest, for introducing me to another yummy cookie. I don’t know whether this is truly the Bush family recipe from their governorship years or not, but the cookie is mighty tasty either way.

Plus the dough freezes really well for cookies-on-demand.

Laura Bush’s Texas Governor’s Mansion Cowboy Cookies

  • 3 c flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 T baking soda
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 1/2 c butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 3 c semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 c old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 c sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 c chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside. In a second bowl, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth. Add the sugar and brown sugar and beat for another 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture, blending until just combined. Add the chips, oats, coconut, and pecans and stir until fully incorporated. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet, making sure to allow plenty of room between cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set and golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes before placing on a cooling rack.


Original recipe source here.

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