Laura Bush’s Cowboy Chocolate Chip Cookie

This is one of the best cookies I have ever had.  I highly recommend them!!

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Bake Time: 17 to 20 minutes
Yield: About 3 dozen cookies (see note below)


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon. baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups sweetened flake coconut
  • 2 cups chopped pecans (8 ounces)


  1. Heat oven to 350° F
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl
  3. In 8-quart bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 1 minute.
  4. Gradually beat in sugars; beat to combine, 2 minutes
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla
  6. Stir in flour mixture until just combined
  7. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans
  8. For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup (or the size of a golf ball) of dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart.  Press down on the cookie a little bit so it spreads out.
  9. Bake in 350° F oven for about 15 minutes, until edges are lightly browned; rotate sheets halfway through. Cook longer if necessary

10. Remove cookies from rack to cool

Note: For 6 dozen small cookies, use 2 tablespoons dough for each. Bake at 350° F for 15 to 18 minutes

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