Barbara Bush's Oatmeal Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe was in one of the Toronto newspapers a few years back. They had a lot of celebrity recipes published but this one appealed to me.


  1. Blend butter and sugars until fluffy.
  2. Beat in eggs.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture.
  4. Stir in oats, vanilla and chips.
  5. Drop by tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
  7. This recipe makes about 6 dozen cookies.
Most Helpful

This is very similar to another recipe Ive rated on here, still a five star one at that. These are delicious! Love the chewy texture and the mix of chocolate chips and oats.

Evie* March 28, 2002

I made a batch of these over the weekend and they practically "flew" out of the cookie jar. In a hurry, I forgot to check that I had enough of all the ingredients--I didn't! So I ended up using 1 cup of muesli for the second cup of oatmeal. It worked just fine -- perhaps added a bit more fiber! Thanks for posting this recipe!

Stewie April 03, 2002

I love oatmeal cookies but had never tried them with chocolate chips. These were so yummy and very easy. I think I like these better than those with raisins in them. Soft and chewy, just the way we like them. Thanks :)

PixieDust August 27, 2002