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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Laura Bush's Governor's Mansion Cookies

Every Presidential election year, Family Circle Magazine publishes recipes from the candidates wives.
This is an exceptionally good one that makes a huge batch.  I halved this recipe for my husband and I and we still had plenty!

3 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
2 cups chopped pecans (8 oz) (optional - I omit)
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Beat butter and sugars together until well mixed.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Add flour, baking soda. baking powder. slat and cinnamon.  Then mix in the cocnut, chocolate chips, oatmeal and nuts.  Drop by tablespoons onto a cooky sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.  Allow to cool on pan for several minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

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