Cowboy Cookies in a Mason Jar

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Mason jar cookie gift

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

Ingredients for Cowboy Cookie Mix in a JarPreparation:

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.)

How to make cookie mix in a jarWrap 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

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  3. Stir in the entire contents of the jar. (It’s supposed to be thick!)
  4. Shape into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  5. 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.

Printable Cowboy in a Mason Jar Cookies Gift Tag


Need more baking ideas? Check out the recipes for these other tasty treats:

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Top 14 Christmas Cookies & Wine Pairings

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Vinepair recently produced a clever infographic that pairs America’s 14 Favorite Christmas Cookies with their perfect complementary wine! See the graphic below for their expert recommendations, along with links to some of my favorite recipe finds for each of the 14 most popular Christmas cookies.

Wine Pairings for Top 14 Christmas Cookies

Top 14 Christmas Cookie Recipes

  1. Butter Cookie Recipe
  2. Chocolate Chip Cookies
  3. Fudge Crinkles Recipe
  4. Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
  5. Italian Anise Cookie Recipe
  6. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe
  7. Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
  8. Shortbread Cookie Recipe
  9. Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe
  10. Snowball Cookies Recipe
  11. Soft Molasses Cookie Recipe
  12. Sugar Cookie Recipe
  13. Chocolate Thumbprint Cookie Recipe
  14. Whoopie Pie Cookie Recipe

Super Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe

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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!

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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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Updated Instagram Signs for Weddings & Special Events

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I recently received a notice from Instagram stating that I did not have permission to use their icon in my signs, so their logo usage terms must have changed. Turns out, it’s a good thing! Now my Instagram signs have a new, refreshed look and go way beyond Instagram! These custom hashtag signs for weddings or special events can feature hashtags for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more of your social media faves.

Take a peek at just a few of the new sign options in my shop, featuring a super cute vintage camera icon on which your event date can be featured, floral detailing, and more! As always, the signs highlight your hashtag of choice, and my shop offers and set of printed and shipped options, along with DIY printable versions that you can purchase and print at home.

Hope you like these new custom Instagram/hashtag signs! What better way to involve your special event guests, and collect a variety of great shots from everyone’s unique perspective!

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This OH SHAP! hashtag sign features your hashtag of choice, along with your wedding date within the vintage camera icon if you choose! This social media sign can be printed on white cardstock, ivory cardstock, or Kraft, sized 8×10 or 5×7. Find it in my shop >

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This CAPTURE THE LOVE hashtag sign features your special event’s custom hashtag, along with floral detailing for an extra colorful touch. This social media sign can be printed on white cardstock, ivory cardstock, or Kraft, sized 8×10 or 5×7. Find more pics of this hashtag sign in my shop! >

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