Monday, December 26, 2011

Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies

I baked some Cowboy cookies over the holidays  and they were delicious.  I found this recipe when I was surfing the web.  In reading over the recipe, the cookies sounded so good I had to make some.  I was not disappointed.  They are chewy cookies with lots of chocolate chips, nuts and coconut.  In my book, this recipe is a keeper.

                                                  Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened flake coconut
2 cups chopped pecans


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
3.  In an 8-quart bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 1 minute.
4.  Gradually beat in sugars; beat to combine, 2 minutes.
5.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each.  Beat in vanilla extract.
6.  Stir in flour mixture until just combined.
7.  Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut, and pecans.
8.  For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup of dough onto ungreased baking sheets spacing 3 inches apart.
9.  Bake for 17 to 19 minutes until edges are lightly browned.  Rotate sheet halfway through.
10.  Remove cookies form rack to cool.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

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