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!!


★★★★★ 4 votes



  • 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
  • 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


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

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About Texas Governor's Manson Cowboy Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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