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Recipe: Texas Governor's Mansion Cowboy Cookies

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      Title: Texas Governor's Mansion Cowboy Cookies
 Categories: Cookies, Desserts
      Yield: 48 Servings

      3 c  All-purpose flour, sifted
      1 tb Baking powder
      1 tb Baking soda
      1 tb Cinnamon, ground
      1 ts Salt
  1 1/2 c  Butter
  1 1/2 c  Granulated sugar
  1 1/2 c  Light brown sugar, packed
      3    Eggs
      1 tb Vanilla
      3 c  Semisweet chocolate chips
      3 c  Old-fashioned rolled oats
      2 c  Sweetened flaked coconut
      2 c  Chopped pecans (8 oz)

  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

  All ingredients should be at about room temperature. room temperature. In
  a large bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until
  smooth and creamy, about a minute. Gradually beat in the sugars until
  combined, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each egg.
  Beat in vanilla. Stir in the flour and dry ingredients mixture until just
  blended. Add chocolate chips, coconut, oats, and pecans.

  Drop 1/4 cup of dough per cookie onto ungreased cookie sheets. Allow a
  minimum of 3 inches between cookies. Bake until cookies are lightly
  browned around the edges, about 17 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet
  halfway through to brown cookies evenly. Remove cookies to a wire rack to

  Nutritional data (per cookie): Calories, 253; protein, 3 g; carbohydrates,
  31 g; fat, 14 g; cholesterol, 29 mg; sodium, 206 mg;


THIS recipe appeared in my local paper along with several others that originate from the Texas Governor's mansion chefs, at about the time Geo. W. Bush took office. I've made it several times since. Regardless of your opinions of Dubya, the cookies are very good. Basically a very large chocolate chip cookie, with some non-standard ingredients, such as coconut, cinnamon and oats. These are cowboy cookies indeed, as big as Texas, big in size, big in taste, big in, um, calories. One of these suckers has almost as many calories as an entire Healthy Choice® entree, starch, vegetable, and dessert. Oy. Eat them in moderation, please. I cooked up a batch to bring in to work tonight. I don't dare keep them at home.</p>


1. The cooking time is approximate. My oven seems to run a little hotter than the writer's, and my cooking time is less. Adjust your own cooking time according to how fast your cookies brown. As the recipe says, they should be slightly brown around the edges. The middle should still be soft. This means that you should wait a minute or so before you transfer them from the pan to the wire rack for cooling, or they may be too soft to handle.

2. 48 cookies sounds like an average cookie recipe, but these are huge cookies. This recipe makes a lot.

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