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by on June 28th, 2009

White House Cookies

This morning we had some people come to do some work on our house.  This is their second day working and in the past when we have done any remodeling I keep cookies or brownies made for the guys.

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I’m thinking White House Cookies, since they are working on my “house”, seems fitting.  I’m not really sure where this name came from.  The recipe isn’t from THE White House and I’m thinking they are called White House because they are coated in powdered sugar and if kids eat them they will turn your house all white.

These are the crunchiest  cookies.  They have oatmeal, rice krispies, coconut and pecans.   I used my  veggie chopper again and it worked great on the pecans.  I have worked at WS for 5 years and you would think by now I have everything they make.  Normally I think a knife can replace most gadgets, but this one I couldn’t resist.  Now, if we have another hurricane this year and I lose power, I can make pico or any other chopped veggies by hand!

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White House Cookies


  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1 c. oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 1/2 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4-1 c. pecans chopped
  • 1 c. Rice Krispies Quick Oats, AND coconut


  1. Cream the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Add the oil, egg and vanilla; beat until creamy. Mix together the flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda. Add this to the creamed mixture. Add in the Rice Krispies, coconut, quick oats and pecans. Drop by small teaspoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheet. (I use silpats). Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes watching closely. Remove from sheets and cool on cooling racks. Dust heavily with powdered sugar. Enjoy.
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