Incorporating an interesting array of ingredients, such as rolled oats, chopped pecans and flaked coconut, this hearty recipe is a favorite of former first lady Laura Bush. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie fans, this one's for you. André Baranowski

These treats are from a beloved recipe of the former first lady Laura Bush.

Yield: makes 24 Cookies


  • 3⁄4 cups flour
  • 3⁄4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3⁄4 tsp. baking soda
  • 3⁄4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 tbsp. sugar
  • 6 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3⁄4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3⁄4 cups rolled oats
  • 3⁄4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1⁄2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1⁄2 cups sweetened flaked coconut


  1. Heat oven to 350°. In a bowl, whisk first 5 ingredients; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter with a handheld mixer until smooth. Add sugars; beat until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth. Add flour mixture; beat to form a dough. Stir in oats, chocolate, pecans, and coconut. Form dough into 24 balls; divide between 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until cooked through, 16–18 minutes. Let cool.