Cowboy Cookies

  • Serves

    makes 24 Cookies


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


  • 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


Step 1

Heat oven to 350°. In a bowl, whisk first 5 ingredients; set aside.

Step 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.

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