Barbara Bush’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Barbara Bush’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. Now you can make them in your very own kitchen. Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies!

cookies on a plate

I am not much into politics. Especially these days. So I was a little hesitant to post Barbara Bush’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe because of the connection to politics.

cookie batter on baking sheet

That being said, I love a good recipe. I especially love a good cookie recipe. Shortly after Barbara’s death, the folks from the Houstonian Hotel shared her recipe. Here I am paying it forward.

cookies fresh out of the oven

The kind folks from the Houstonian Hotel had this to say about these cookies: “They’re great because they have a distinct taste, with the oats and specialty chocolate chips,” she noted. “But they’re not a soft, fluffy, cookie.”

barbara bush chocolate chip cookies

Up until now, I thought I had one of the best The Best Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookie recipe, but according to my lovely wife, these come a close second, if not better than mine.

chocolate chip cookies

That’s ok with me. It’s nice to have different options. At the end of the day, we all benefit from having great cookies to eat! While you are at it, make sure you try my $250 Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe or even better, my delicious Blueberry Pie Cookie recipe.

barbara bush chocolate chip cookies

You will need the following ingredients to make Barbara Bush’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe (see recipe card for quantities): all purpose flour, baking soda, salt, Unsalted Butter, White Sugar, light brown sugar, Eggs, vanilla extract, quick-cooking oats and semisweet chocolate chips.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until well blended.
  5. Fold in oats and chocolate chips and mix till just combined.
  6. Drop rounded tablespoons of the cookie batter, 2 inches apart, onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  8. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
barbara bush chocolate chip cookies

Printable Recipe Card

barbara bush chocolate chip cookies

Barbara Bush’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Barbara Bush’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies. Enough said.
4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 143 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Quick Cooking Oats, not instant
  • 12 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, cream the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until well blended.
  • Fold in oats and chocolate chips and mix till just combined.
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of the cookie batter, 2 inches apart, onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 77mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 132IUCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Sharon says:

    Made these cookies today and they were delicious. Did not take me very long to make them. The only thing I changed was instead of using semisweet chocolate, I used milk chocolate as I am not a fan of semisweet chocolate. They turned out perfectly and were a great hit with my grandson. A keeper for sure.

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