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Old 11-01-2004, 01:14 PM   #1
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Laura's and Teresa's Cookies

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Laura Bush's Oatmeal-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Makes: about 8 dozen cookies. Bake: at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes.

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups light-brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 cups quick oats (not old-fashioned)
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 1/2 packages (8 ounces each) chocolate chunks (3 cups)
2 cups coarsely chopped dried sour cherries

1. Heat oven to 350°.
2. With electric mixer, cream butter and both sugars.
3. Beat in eggs one at a time, then beat in vanilla.
4. Add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and oats; slowly beat until blended.
5. Stir in walnuts, chocolate and cherries.
6. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
7. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.




Teresa Heinz Kerry's Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Makes: about 5 dozen cookies. Bake: at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (from 15-ounce can; do not use pumpkin pie filling)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins


1. Heat oven to 375°.
2. With electric mixer, cream butter and sugar.
3. Beat in egg, pumpkin and vanilla.
4. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and allspice.
5. Stir into pumpkin mixture.
6. Stir in chopped walnuts and raisins.
7. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a well-greased cookie sheet.
8. Bake at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden on edges.

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Old 11-01-2004, 01:42 PM   #2
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don't tempt me like this, deb...............................
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Old 11-01-2004, 01:43 PM   #3
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Mudbug, they both read like very good cookies.....
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Old 11-01-2004, 01:46 PM   #4
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Actually, they do. I just have these smartass glands that work overtime. And this week especially the meds aren't working.................
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Old 11-01-2004, 01:47 PM   #5
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Man, talk about asking for political commentary. ;)

I like oatmeal cookies. Not so sure about pumpkin spice. Sounds too rich.
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Old 11-01-2004, 01:51 PM   #6
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I have Laura Bush's Texas Govenor's Mansion Cowboy Cookies or somethin like that in my files at home thats so rich you would not beleive, has everything in it, a GIANT cookie, I MIGHT post later today. I also have Clinton's Chips and Mrs. Gore's cookies too. I like to collect favorite cookie recipes of Presidents.
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Old 11-01-2004, 01:53 PM   #7
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MUDBUG, YOU JUST COLLECTED ALOT OF MONEY!!! so go ahead and splurge a bit.
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MUDBUG, YOU JUST COLLECTED ALOT OF MONEY!!! so go ahead and splurge a bit.
I know. Here's my dilemma - do I tell Handy Husband about this windfall or not? I do all the money stuff in this house.
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You better tell him. Split it with him.
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Old 11-01-2004, 02:03 PM   #10
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yeah, you're right. He's a good guy. But we DID just get the real estate tax bill - would be nice to blow that one off effortlessly!
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