Cookies & Candies

Cowboy Cookies

3 cups of flour

1 tablespoon of baking soda

1 tablespoon of baking powder

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

3 sticks of butter (room temperature)

1 1/2 cups of sugar

1 1/2 cups of brown sugar

3 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla

3 cups of chocolate chips

3 cups of old fashioned oats

2 cups of coconut

2 cups of chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350°.  Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.  In another bowl, beat butter till smooth and creamy (about 1 minute).  Gradually, beat in sugars and continue beating for about 2 minutes.  Beat in eggs, one at a time, add vanilla.  Stir in flour mixture until combined, and then add chocolate chips.  Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 17 to 20 minutes.

Laura Bush (Family Friend)

Crawford, Texas

Laura says that these are George’s favorite.  Okay, okay, maybe she is not my friend exactly, but she did give me this recipe once.  Yes, it was in the paper, and I copied it down.

– Portia

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