Phyllis Lively


Our bachelor friend had this TEXAS-shaped-pan in his cupboard for years. Never used. He gave it to me to bake a cake or cookie since he knew he wouldn't bake a treat. This big-as-Texas cookie is moist, chewy, nutty and has a wonderful combination of flavors. Can probably be made into drop cookies if you're not lucky enough to have a TEXAS shaped pan. Although, you can shape an aluminum pan into the shape of YOUR STATE... enjoy!

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20 Min


1/4 c
butter (i use unsalted), softened
1/4 c
margarine, softened
1/2 c
brown sugar (light or dark is ok)
1/2 c
regular white sugar
1 Tbsp
white milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
white flour (not self-rising)
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1 1/4 c
oatmeal - dry, uncooked
1/2 c
chocolate chips (i use semi-sweet) - can use chocolate chunks
1 c
pecans or walnuts. chopped pieces, not finely ground. texans sure like their pecans!
1 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
Use a large mixing bowl to cream butter, margarine, and both white and brown sugars together. Then...
ADD egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat all together until light and fluffy.
In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and oats.
Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, and mix well until completely blended together.
Stir in the chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans. Stir together well. The mixture will be thick.
Line your TEXAS-shaped cookie pan with aluminum foil. (Or bend a disposable aluminum pan into the shape of your state). The size pan is approximately 11" x 11" x 1". The foil helps remove the baked cookie from the pan.... you can spray the pan, but I haven't tried that way.
Spread the cookie dough over the whole pan making sure you get in the corners. Press to flatten.
Bake 350 degrees for 22-28 minutes, depending on your oven. When baked, the cookie top will appear slightly soft and moist. The cookie will continue to bake in the pan once removed from the oven while allowing it to set & cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
Using the foil, lift the cookie from the pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. There's no need to frost or decorate this pan-cookie, but you can as desired, perhaps using your state colors.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy