Barbara Bush’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made Barbara Bush’s Chocolate Cookies at home today. It’s a simple and easy recipe that you can make in your own kitchen! Isn’t it wonderful that we can make cookies that a First Lady once made for her family? You can watch the video right here

Barbara Bush’s Chocolate Chip Cookies


½ cup butter, softened
⅓ cup packed brown sugar
⅓ cup white sugar
1 egg

1 ½ teaspoons hot water

1 ⅛ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and egg until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in hot water and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour, baking soda, and salt, until well blended and smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough by well-rounded teaspoons onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 minute, or until golden. Cool cookie sheet on a wire rack for 1 minutes, then remove cookies to a rack to cool completely.

***I baked just a few minutes longer because my husband loves well done/brown bottom cookies 🍪❤️

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