Texas Governor's Manson Cowboy Cookies

Kimi Gaines


This is by far the best Cowboy cookie recipe out there. It is from First Lady Laura Bush's kitchen. We make so many of these and people always are asking for them. My mom found this recipe in her local newspaper. They are a very BIG cookie!!


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3 c
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1 Tbsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
cinnamon (i omit this, i like it without)
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1 1/2 c
1 1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3 c
chocolate chips
3 c
oatmeal, uncooked
2 c
2 c
chopped pecans
2 c
heath bar bits

How to Make Texas Governor's Manson Cowboy Cookies


  • 1Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & cinnamon in a large bowl; set aside.
  • 2Beat butter till smooth. Add in sugars and combine thoroughly. Add eggs one at a time. Beating after each. Beat in vanilla.
  • 3Add flour mixture till combined.
  • 4Stir in chips, oats, coconut, nuts and heath bar pieces.
  • 5Drop by 1/4 cup 3 inches a part on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350F for 15-17 minutes

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Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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