Barbara Bush's Chocolate Chips Recipe -
Barbara Bush's Chocolate Chips Recipe

Barbara Bush's Chocolate Chips

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"This recipe is from the 1992 Bush-Clinton presidential campaign."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 29, 2004

Very good...I'm in Switzerland and they don't have chocolate chips (can you imagine?...Nestle is only about 40 miles away and they don't have chocolate chips!) so I used a Frigor Dark Chocolate candy bar and chopped it up into tiny pieces. I thought it was just chocolate, but it turns out it also has a creamy hazlenut ingredient. Anyway, the raw dough tasted EXACTLY like Ben & Jerry's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. I baked the cookies too long (a common problem of mine) so they were a little crisp once cooled, but my husband loved them and we think they'll go great with ice cream. Will definitely be making again. Oh - this doesn't make 3 dozen cookies....MAYBE makes 2 dozen...but more like 15 - 18 regular sized cookies.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 20, 2003

This recipe only makes 12-15 small cookies and is a little too too sweet. I would adjust and add less sugar.

Mar 17, 2006

They were a big hit among friends and family. Actually, they go way too fast! I might try making it in two different batches next time since they squished together during baking... check out the photo I submitted for the title.

Jul 14, 2003

Very easy chocolate chip cookie recipe. My kids and husband love them. It makes a very small amount, though, so I quadruple the recipe each time and keep some dough in the refrigerator for when I run out--which is very soon.

Dec 17, 2007

Great! Pretty and unassuming, until you eat one...mmmm. I make everytime I have to bake something...I am trying to make all my friends Republicans on the INSIDE...gotta start somewhere! If you use non white sugar they will be CRUNCHY.

Sep 20, 2003

These were easy to make and very quick but I found that they were soft but very dry and floury-tasting. I won't make these again...

Jul 26, 2007

Yum!! I actully changed the recipe a bit by making chocolate cookies. I was looking for a basic chocolate cookie recipe and found this one, deciding to try it even though it made chocolate chip cookies. Instead of using SOFTENED butter, I completely MELTED the butter in the microwave. When you mix the chocolate chips with MELTED butter, they melt, making the dough brown and chocolaty. When you bake the cookies, they will be chocolate instead of chocolate chip. That is my trick for making chocolate cookies! Thanks for the recipe, Barb!

Feb 28, 2003

These cookies were easy and very good. Mine came out very soft which I love in a chocolate chip cookie


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  • Calories
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 142 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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