These Texas Cowboy (Cow Chip) cookies are crispy on the edges but chewy and moist in the middle, and have a hundred mix-ins (Pecans! Chocolate! Corn Flakes! Coconut!) that combine to make the Texas of all cookies.
This recipe came to The Times in 2000 during the Bush-Gore presidential campaign when Family Circle magazine ran cookie recipes from each of the candidates' wives and asked readers to vote Laura Bush's cowboy cookies, a classic chocolate chip cookie that's been beefed up with oats, pecans, coconut and cinnamon, beat Tipper Gore's ginger snaps by a mile Here is an adaptation of that winning recipe.