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Texas Governor’s Mansion Cookies...with a twist

This recipe for Texas Governor's Mansion Cookies combines rich, creamy chocolate, crunchy walnuts and sweet yet subtle coconut flakes. A variation of the original, this Texas sized cowboy cookie is sure to please.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 3 dozen cookies
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups butter at room temperature, 3 sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups sweetened flake coconut
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a very large bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Slowly beat in the sugars and combine thoroughly.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Beat in the vanilla.
  • Stir the flour mixture until combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips, oats, coconut and walnuts.
  • For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto lined cookie sheets, spacing 3 inches apart.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  • Remove cookies from oven and transfer to a rack to cool.