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.
Hope April 4, 2014 REVIEW:
These are the best cookies! I have made them with raisins or chocolate chips. Amazing every time.
LINDA January 9, 2014 REVIEW:
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.
Member since: Jul 20, 2009
KatherineS October 28, 2013 REVIEW:
I skipped the pecans and subbed white chocolate chips instead.
Nickel May 20, 2013 REVIEW:
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!
irvfarmer February 21, 2013 REVIEW:
These are the best cookies. They are so addicting and everyone loves them. Good thing the recipe makes plenty!
suezq October 16, 2012 REVIEW:
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.
Member since: Nov 30, -0001
netty September 3, 2009 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!
Member since: Nov 30, -0001
netty September 3, 2009 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.
furst lady June 25, 2009 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!
Susie R from AZ January 1, 2007 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!