Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

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Sandy Young

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About three years ago, our Republican Women of Santa Fe published The Grand Old Party Cookbook. Many of us locals submitted recipes, but we also asked for famous people to contribute. First Lady Laura Bush sent this one for us to use in our collection. I have no idea whether or not it was original with her; I just know that I'm happy to have it and wanted to share it with you. I have no idea as to whether or not my imagination is on target, but I love to picture her baking these in her very own kitchen! Cowboy Cookies are very, very good!

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★★★★★ 2 votes

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Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 c
    butter, at room temperature (3 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 c
    old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 c
    sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 c
    chopped pecans

How to Make Cowboy Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.
  3. In an 8-qt. bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute.
  4. Gradually beat in sugars; beat to combine, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  6. Beat in vanilla.
  7. Stir in flour mixture until just combined.
  8. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut, and pecans.
  9. For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto greased cookie sheets, spacing 3 inches apart.
  10. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Rotate sheets halfway through baking to be sure that the cookies bake evenly.
  11. This recipe makes 3 dozen cowboy-sized cookies. If you think your "cookie consumers" would like smaller cookies, use 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie, and bake at 350 for 15 to 18 minutes. Makes 6 dozen smaller cookies. Either way . . . large or small . . . they're delicious! My mind picture of Laura in the kitchen baking these cookies makes them very special to me!

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