My transition from cluttered to simple living.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Laura Bush's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hubby and I seldom eat cookies. (We sure don't need them!)...but when I know that we have company coming to help "dispose" of them, I make them then. I have fond memories of walking into my grandmother's house to the smell of home baking. This is the kind of memory I want my own children to keep...

Below is a recipe I happened upon. It has quickly become a favourite.

Laura Bush's chocolate chip cookies.....


  • 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)

  • Directions

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

    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. Gradually beat in sugars; beat to combine, 2 minutes.

    4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla.

    5. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans.

    6. For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart.

    7. Bake in 350 F oven 17 to 29 minutes, until edges are lightly browned; rotate sheets halfway through. 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.

    Copyright 2000, Laura Bush


    1. Dear Wendy ...
      I'm very impressed w/your blog and will start going through each one as you have so kindly gone through mine.
      What a surprise to come across you when checking on my site. I've been busy of late w/genealogy ergo, no blogging. However, soon will resume dropping in a story now and then.
      Thank you for your thoughtfulness ...
      Blessings, GeeGee

    2. Hi GeeGee

      I am glad that you dropped by! I thought you were no longer blogging, and I have read your posts but lost your site :( Can you please send me the link so I can read what comes next?


    3. Aha! I found your site again GeeGee! I look forward to reading more!!