Barbara Bush's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I found this recipe, from our former first lady, in the local newspaper a few years ago.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F and grease baking sheet.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda,and salt onto waxed paper.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter, sugars and egg until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  5. Beat in hot water and vanilla.
  6. Gradually beat in flour mixture until blended and smooth.
  7. Stir in chocolate morsels.
  8. Drop dough by rounded measuring teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets.
  9. Bake 10 minutes or until golden.
  10. Cool cookies on baking sheets placed on wire rack 1 minute, then transfer cookies from baking sheet to rack to cool.
Most Helpful

These are superb! One of the best says DH. They're chewy - a bit crisp outside and soft inside. The ones I left longer in the oven were not as soft but they were still very good! DH was scooping them right off the pan even if I told them they still needed to be cooled. Thanks, Kim D! Made for TOTM's Election Eats Tag Game.

Pneuma November 05, 2008

Overall a good but not great soft cookie. Dough easy to handle and the final taste of the cookie also depends on the quality of morsels used.

Tom & Jerry December 05, 2004

Great recipe! I used margarine (gasp!) since I was out of butter but omitted the water. I also added about 1/2 cup walnuts. They were light and fluffy and delicious.

Elena Bedner August 12, 2004