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Mrs. Bush's Cowboy Cookies Recipe

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3 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
3 eggs
1 Tbsp. vanilla
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups flaked coconut
2 cups chopped pecans

In a medium bown, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside. In an 8 quart bowl, beat butter at medium speed until smooth and creamy; about 1 minute. Gradually beat in granulated and brown sugars; beat to combine, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each is added. Beat in vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans and stir into the mixture.
For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 17 - 25 minutes, until edges are lightly browned; rotate sheets halfway through. Remove cookies to rack to cool. Makes 3 dozen large cookies.
Note: For 6 dozen smaller cookies, use 2 Tbsp. of dough for each cookie. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.

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In 2000 this recipe defeated Tipper Gore's Ginger Snaps and in 2004 this recipe won against Teresa Heinz Kerry's Pumpkin Spice Cookies.




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