Friday, October 16, 2009


This recipe is so fun. If you've got people you want to give a gift to & are limited on what you can spend....this is a great gift idea. You need a wide mouth quart jar for each batch you make. (Just be sure you use an actual 32 ounce quart jar or the ingredients may not fit.) Plus the wide mouth lid and ring. If you don't have them on hand, your local thrift shop will have them available for less that a dollar a piece. If you want to make a bunch of these mixes, a dozen wide mouth quart jars can be purchased at most stores (Wal Mart, K-Mart, discount & hardware stores) for about $10.00.

Cowboy Cookie Mix in a Jar
1 & 1/3 cups quick oats
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips
1 & 1/3 cups flour mixed with;
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
and 1/4 teaspoon salt

Layer ingredients in order given into a 1 quart wide mouth canning jar. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Be sure and mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt well, before packing into the jar. After all ingredients are packed, place lid and ring on jar. The lid can be decorated with fabric and ribbon to fit the occasion.

On a seperate piece of paper add the following instructions for the reciepent ~so they will know what to add to make these cookies. This could be done on a piece of cardstock attached to the jar by a ribbon or yarn.
They are as follows;

1. Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl, using your hands to thoroughly blend mix.
2. Add; 1 stick butter or margarine (not diet) melted
1 egg slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
3. Mix until completely blended. You will need to finish mixing with your hands
4. Shape into balls the size of walnuts
5. Bake on 350* for 11 to 13 minutes until edges are lightly browned.
Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to racks to finish cooling.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.

If you enjoy making this great cookie mix as a gift for a friend, neighbor or teacher go to the following website to order books containing this recipe and more.


Barb said...

i received a very similar batch of cookie mix as a Christmas. This is an especially great gift for young people who want to give a gift & can't afford much. It's thoughtful and fun to do. Plus the recipient gets a nice & great tasting gift. Another one is instant spiced tea in a jar. It is heavenly. Also inexpensive. I'm sure you could google a recipe for that one. Have a wonderful Friday & weekend.
Hugs, Barb.

a corgi said...

this is a cute idea Linda! I can see it would be nice to give to neighbors especially those with children :)


garnett109 said...

I'll put all that together and give it to my Aunt to make for me for a christmas present LOL!

Jimmy's Journal said...

Sounds great! I love cookies so maybe I'll make some and give them to me as a gift.


Linda said...

Hello Linda!
I just discovered your blog! I have "met" several "Linda's" since I learned to blog! We are all around the same age and are experiencing many of the same things in our lives! I will look forward to learning more about "Linda's World."
Your bookshelf includes several of my favorites!
Have a great week!