Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies
Laura Bush's cowboy cookies are an amazing combo of nuts, oatmeal and chocolate. These giant, addicting sweets could win any bake-off!
Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies
Laura Bush's cowboy cookies are an amazing combo of nuts, oatmeal and chocolate. These giant, addicting sweets could win any bake-off!
Servings Prep Time
2-3dozen 20minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3dozen 20minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, placing the racks in upper and lower third of the oven. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. Get a large bowl, and add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Whisk together until fully combined.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat butter on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Gradually add in the white sugar and brown sugar, and beat on medium speed to combine, another 2 or 3 minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Add vanilla extract, then beat again.
  4. Add in flour mixture until just combined, then stir in the chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans, mixing until just combined. 
  5. Scoop about 1/4 cups of dough for each cookie onto the cookie sheets, leaving 3 inches between each. If you prefer smaller cookies, scoop 2 tablespoons of cookie dough for each cookie. 
  6. Bake at 350°F for 14 to 18 minutes for large cookies or if you prefer cookies on the crunchy side. Bake for 13 to 16 minutes for smaller cookies. Halfway through baking, rotate the baking sheets for evenly cooked cookies.
  7. When the edges are golden brown, remove baking sheets from oven and let cookies cool for 5 minutes. Then, transfer them to a cooling rack. Prepare to have a new favorite cookie!!
Recipe Notes

These scrumptious Laura Bush cowboy cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature, but they will start to dry out after about 5 days. They can also be frozen as cookie dough balls, where they'll keep in the freezer for about a month.