Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl.
In 8-quart bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 1 minute. Gradually beat in sugars; beat to combine, 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla extract.
Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans.
For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart. Bake for 17 to 19 minutes, until edges are lightly browned; rotate sheets halfway through.
This recipe is fabulous! I have made it many times and have not met a person yet who does not like it, including my kids that do not like coconut. I like to consider it somewhat healthy with the oatmeal, coconut and pecans. I especially like them with my coffee in the morning.
Apr 4, 2014
These are the best cookies! I have made them with raisins or chocolate chips. Amazing every time.
Jan 9, 2014
I am a retired chef and I must say these are the best cookies ever. Follow the recipe exactly as Laura Bush said... I love them.
Oct 28, 2013
KatherineS Member since: July 20, 2009 REVIEW:
I skipped the pecans and subbed white chocolate chips instead.
May 20, 2013
This cookie is absolutely fantastic. I left out the coconut flakes because my family doesnt eat them and the cookie was still fabulous! I am not a huge cookie eater, but I can't stop myself from eating these! It makes a ton so I froze half of these and they still made about 30 good size cookies. Will make these again!
Feb 21, 2013
These are the best cookies. They are so addicting and everyone loves them. Good thing the recipe makes plenty!
Oct 16, 2012
I have made these cookies for the past 5 or so years.
MY family just loves them. They have a great taste with the choclate chips and coconut and pecans and oatmeal.
i can't wait until the Holidays come and i make double batches.
Sep 3, 2009
netty Member since: November 30, -0001 REVIEW:
i made these for the first time last month and shared the recipe with everyone I know. they all agreed these were the best. I went to visit my mom and dad in Oregon and hes a diabetic so I tried them with splenda when I was there and they were still really good.I used both brown and white baking splenda but only half of what the recipe calls for (sugar). Going to make them agagin today!
Sep 3, 2009
netty Member since: November 30, -0001 COMMENT: Soryy I forgot to say that I also used 2 cup of rehydrated raisins here at home. and dad likes dates so I put chopped dates in his.
Jun 25, 2009
furst lady REVIEW:
my husband loves these cookies and i add anything to add up to 10 cups eg dried fruit, mixed nuts, granola, sunflower seeds, flax seeds. i add more cinnamon and vanilla. keeps well!
Jan 1, 2007
Susie R from AZ REVIEW:
These cookies are so amazing!
I made the bigger ones (1/4 c.) for my neighbors for Xmas plates, and then used a TBS for smaller ones to take to parties with other goodies.
My hubby loved these as well as everyone whom ate these!!
I added more vanilla, pecans, and of course coconut!
What a delightful and YUMMY treat..will make again and again!