Every four years, in the months leading up to the presidential election, Family Circle magazine posts cookie recipes submitted by the wives of the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. In return, they ask their readers to exercise their patriotism and freedom of baking by whipping up the opposing recipes and voting for their favorite. Of the five First Baker nominee elections, all but one of the winners have gone on to live in the White House. Clearly, this process is a (nearly) perfect reflection of the taste buds of our country! This particular recipe handed Mrs. Bush a landslide victory over Mrs. Gore's gingersnaps in 2000.
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
In a second bowl, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth. Add the sugar and brown sugar and beat for another 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
Stir in the flour mixture, blending until just combined. Add the chips, oats, coconut, and pecans and stir until fully incorporated.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet, making sure to allow plenty of room between cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set and golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes before placing on a cooling rack.
Adapted from Family Circle magazine
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (169g)|
|Recipe Makes: 24 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 438 (58%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 48.7g||65 %|
|Saturated Fat 26.7g||133 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 14.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.2g|
|Cholesterol 114.8mg||35 %|
|Sodium 1364.7mg||47 %|
|Potassium 289.7mg||8 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 80.3g||24 %|
|Dietary Fiber 5.6g||22 %|
|Sugars, other 74.7g|
|Protein 7.3g||10 %|
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Calories per serving: 757
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