Election Cookies?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Now, for the recipe today. I don't know if you have heard, but it's an election year. I got this recipe from a friend way back in 2000. She said it came from a Woman's magazine. Each election year they have a cookie bake-off between the two wives of the Republican and Democrat nominees. At that time 5 out of the 6 winners went on to have their husband win the Presidential election as well. Laura Bush beat Tipper Gore's recipe of Gingersnaps in a landslide victory. Whether you are Republican or a Democrat I know you will love these cookies. 

Whether you're for Michelle or Ann you will agree these cookies are delicious!

Here are a few reasons I love this recipe. First it makes a bunch of cookies. Second, you can freeze the dough (I make dough balls first) and they last for months in the freezer. Then when your kids come home or if you need a late night snack. You can pop them in the oven frozen and bake - you'd never know they had been previously frozen. I usually have a bag in my freezer at all times. I have made some changes to the original recipe so here is my version and here is a link to the original recipe. I hope you enjoy! 

Laura Bush Cookies
Cream Together
1 ½ c. Butter                                                    1 ½ c. Brown Sugar
1 ½ c. White Sugar                                          3 Eggs
Sift Together
3 C. Flour                                                       1 Tbsp. Baking Soda
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder                                  1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp vanilla powder (optional)
Combine Wet and Dry ingredients
In a large bowl combine and then add to dough (this is very thick you may need to combine by hand)
1 ½ c. Dark Choc. Chips                       2 C. Coconut Flakes
1 ½ c. Milk Chocolate Chips                           2 C. Chopped Pecans
3 C. Old Fashioned Oats

Preheat Oven to 350° Bake 12 minutes.

You can take the extra dough form into dough balls and place close together on a cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes until more firm. Place the dough balls into a Freezer ziploc and store. You need to add 1-2 minutes of extra cooking time when you cookie the frozen dough. 

1 comment:

Ali said...

Love these cookies! You introduced me to this contest and I love the bake off every election now.

Actually went to make these for something and decided I need to test Michelle's and Ann's instead so we did our own EQ taste test, Ann's won but Michelle uses a good mix of flavors in hers this year but just needs a better cookie base, one without crisco.