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Monday, August 2, 2010

Texas Governors Mansion Cowboy Cookies

Today one of my very best friends is moving. I'm so sad. We've lived just down the street from each other for two years. We've been through SO much together and I can't imagine what I'm supposed to do now that she'll be living across the country. Sad. (Love you Kristin) A few weeks ago we were at a car wash/bake sale for our Young Womens group (we're in the presidency together) and she had made the most amazing cookies. I couldn't stop eating them. I begged her to give me the recipe and promised if she did I would post it on the blog. I made them myself on Sunday morning and I was just as pleased. I had to give them away by the platefuls or else I would have eaten them all by myself. Literally. If you make them make sure one of your plates makes it to my door!

Texas Governors Mansion Cowboy Cookies
4 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking pwd.
1 Tbsp. baking soda
1 Tbs. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups butter (at room temp)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 Tbsp. vanilla
3 cups chocolate chips
3 cups oats
2 cups coconut
2 cups chopped pecans

Mix flour, baking pwd, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl beat butter and sugars then add eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Combine wet and dry ingredients- stir until combined. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans. Mix thoroughly.

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.


  1. No Way! I was just going to post this recipe on my food blog. Oh well. Don't think I am copying. These are so incredibly yummy.

  2. Um...so where was my plateful??? JK..okay, no I'm not..where was it???? Thanks for posting this! One day when my kid's not allergic anymore I'll make loads of delicious food like this!

  3. Unfortunately, I got one of the platefuls and ate most of them myself!