Laura Bush's Texas Governor's Mansion Cowboy Cookies

As I am firstly to write this post, the final batch of these cookies is finishing off inward the oven. I simply could non hold off to portion this amazing cookie recipe amongst you. Basically, these are an amped upward version of oatmeal cookies. Chewy together with hearty, they are loaded amongst oats, coconut, pecans together with chocolate chips. So, thus good.
I had found a link on Pinterest a piece dorsum for these and repinned it thus that I wouldn't forget to get out this yummy-looking cookie recipe for myself.

I did some searching through dissimilar websites that convey posted this recipe throughout the years (including The New York Times together with Family Circle magazine) and it appears that around of the postings convey been pretty much the same in damage of ingredients, quantities together with directions.

In 2000, this recipe past times Laura Bush trounce out Tipper Gore's gingersnap cookie recipe inward a magazine contest. The 2 potential firstly wives each submitted a cookie recipe inward the months leading upward to the election together with readers voted for their favorite. This recipe sure has my vote together with volition (undoubtedly) last a favorite inward my household.

Yields unopen to four 1/2 dozen cookies.


iii cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking pulverisation
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon solid seat down cinnamon
1 teaspoon tabular array salt
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated carbohydrate
1 1/2 cups packed chocolate-brown sugar                  
iii eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
iii cups semisweet chocolate chips
iii cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened flake kokosnoot
1 cup chopped pecans
Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon together with tabular array salt inward a bowl. Set aside.

In a real large bowl, trounce butter amongst an electrical mixer on medium speed until polish together with creamy. Gradually trounce inward sugars together with combine thoroughly.

Add eggs i at a time, beating subsequently each. Beat inward vanilla.

(Switch to forthwith mixing amongst a safe spatula or wooden spoon.)

Stir inward flour mixture until simply combined.

NOTE: You may accomplish a indicate when you're blending inward the flour and remaining ingredients that y'all experience similar things volition never come upward together. It volition ... simply last along stirring. This becomes a real thick, hearty dough past times the fourth dimension that all ingredients are incorporated.

Stir inward chocolate chips, oats, kokosnoot together with pecans (if using).

For each cookie, driblet a heaping, rounded tablespoon onto a baking canvas lined amongst parchment newspaper ... spacing 2 - 3 inches apart. (Eight cookies per large baking canvas plant best so that the cookies produce not touch in i lawsuit baked.)

Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookies are yet slightly doughy inward the center. (Rotate baking sheet halfway through.) Allow cookies to cool on canvas pan for 2 - iii minutes on counter, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

11/16/17:  Updated photos together with made clarifications to recipe/post.

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