Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cowboy Cookies

These are the Texas Governor's mansion cookies. The first time I made them, I accidentally omitted the oatmeal... and they were good, but flattened in the oven and turned out pretty crunchy. The second time I did everything right and viola! Beautiful, and with such great flavors. They were good warm, but even better the next day.

makes about 3 dozen large cookies

3 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp baking soda
1 Tbsp cinnamon
tsp salt
1 1/2 cups butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
3 cups chopped chocolate
2 cups sweetened flake coconut
2 cups chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 (176 C). In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until smooth and creamy. Then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then beat in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Fold in chocolate, oats, pecans and coconut
Drop abou 1/4 cup of dough onto an ungreased baking sheet, about 3 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned (mine were done at 12 minutes!) Rotate the sheet halfway through for even baking.
Remove cookies to a rack to cool. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Dan & Jess said...

YUM! I have had the worst luck with cookies! these look so fantastic! have you cooked all of this stuff? i'm not going to lie...i am very impressed! i'm totally going to use these recipes! :)