These DIY mason jar cookies make such a cute gift for friends, coworkers, and neighbors, and they’re great for the holidays! Take a look below for the Cowboy Cookies recipe, along with a printable recipe card that can be attached to the mason jar for the perfect gift.
Cowboy Cookies in a Mason Jar
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (tightly packed)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans
- 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Layer the cookie ingredients in the same order as listed above in a one-quart mason jar. I found it easiest to use a wide-mouthed jar since you want the ingredients to spread evenly.
**Important: Press each layer firmly before adding the next layer… I mean REALLY use those muscles! The mixture is super tight, and you’ll think there’s no way it will fit by the time you get to the flour, but it will — PROMISE! Just pack everything in there as tightly as you can, and keep pressing.
(TIP: I use a measuring cup with the flat side down to push the ingredients down.)
Wrap your cowboy cookie mix jar lid with fabric and a pretty bright ribbon, and include a card with the following instructions, or scroll below for a free printable card that’s already ready to go:
How to Make Cowboy Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
- In a medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
- Stir in the entire contents of the jar. (It’s supposed to be thick!)
- Shape into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!
Free Cowboy Cookie Mason Jar Mix Recipe Card
Print out this free designed recipe tag below and attach it to your cowboy cookie mason jar mix.
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A meal around our house is not complete without dessert, and dump cakes have always been a favorite in our family. We usually opt for pineapple or cherry, but this time of year the season calls for pumpkin!
Here’s a super easy variation on traditional dump cakes, perfect for the fall holidays ahead. From start to finish, this easy pumpkin dump cake recipe takes less than an hour… minimum time and baking skills required!
Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe
- 1 (29 ounce) can pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix, just plain)
- 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
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