The Houstonian Hotel is sharing the late Barbara Bush's award-winning chocolate chip cookie recipe a week after the former First Lady passed away.
 
HOUSTON - Barbara Bush’s legacy lives on in so many ways - that includes her cooking.

Mrs. Bush shared her famous chocolate chip recipe with the pastry chef at the Houstonian Hotel years ago. She used it to win a cooking competition decades ago. Now, it has become the Houstonian’s signature cookie.

"There’s a lot of history with the Bushes here at the hotel. George Bush Sr. lived here for a while at the Manor House and was moved to the hotel. They would come here quite often. They know all the employees and servers names at Olivette. They considered this part of their home and family, and we consider them part of our family,” said Pastry Chef Catherine Rodriguez.

The Houstonian has given away thousands of Barbara Bush Cookies in the last week.
 
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