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Gift in Jar Cowgirl Cookies


Gift the gift of cookies, that they can make hot and fresh when they want them! Fill a jar with this mix, print out the directions as the tag on the gift.

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  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup M&Ms
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup pecans, chopped


Servings 26
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Start with a 1 quart smooth Ball jar. I found these at Hobby Lobby craft store.

Layer the ingredients in this order:

Flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
Chocolate chips
Brown sugar
White sugar
Chopped pecans

Pack each level down really tightly. I mean it. Pack it in, or else it won’t all fit. Also, I added the chopped pecans last, because if the ingredients were too much or not enough, then I could add more or less pecans to adjust. I’d rather sacrifice nuts than chocolate, you know. The ingredients should be flush to the top of the lid when you seal it up.

Stir all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Add 1 slightly beaten egg, 1/2 cup butter melted slightly in the microwave, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Use the back of a large spoon to work it all together. You may even need to use your hands to get everything incorporated.

Then roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, place on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes in a preheated 350°F oven.

I got about 26 to 28 cookies out of these.

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