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Mrs. Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookie Recipe

These cookies are a popular item at the George W. Bush Presidential Center's Café 43, but you can also make them from the comfort of your own kitchen.

May 7, 2020 //   2 minute read

Mrs. Laura Bush's cowboy cookie recipe is a sure crowd pleaser and a must-have for any baker.


3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 tablespoon baking soda

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups light-brown sugar, packed

3 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

2 cups sweetened flake coconut

2 cups chopped pecans


Heat oven to 350 degree F. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in bowl. In 8-quart bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 1 minute. Gradually beat in sugars to combine, 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut, and pecans. For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart. Bake in 350 degree F oven 17 to 20 minutes, until edges are lightly browned; rotate sheets halfway through. Remove cookies to rack to cool. Enjoy!

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