Cowboy Cookies in a Mason Jar

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Mason jar cookie gift

These make such a cute gift for friends, coworkers and neighbors!

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 Jar


Layer the ingredients in the same order listed above in a one-quart mason jar.  I found it easiest to use a wide-mouthed jar since you want the ingredients 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.
(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 cookie mix jar with fabric and a pretty bright ribbon, and include a card with the following instructions:

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!


Or, better yet… feel free to print out this pre-made tag below and attach it to your 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:

best cornbread recipehummingbird cupcakes recipeeasy granola bars recipe 

21 thoughts on “Cowboy Cookies in a Mason Jar

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    1. the farmer's daughter Post author

      Good question, Magaly – this is a quart-sized jar. Hope you enjoy making them as much as I did!

  2. the farmer's daughter Post author

    This recipe is for Cowboy Cookies in a quart-sized mason jar. Enjoy and happy baking!

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  7. busy mother of 5

    Followed this recipe to a T, looked great in the jar…decided to dump it out and try to make it before giving any away…and mine were soup! :(

    1. Susie

      Mine too, Busy Mother!…. I thought maybe the flour was omitted from the jar so I added the amount that the recipe called for. The cookies look great but are bland and dry. But it did get my creative juices flowing…will try another “Cookies in a jar” recipe!

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  11. the farmer's daughter Post author

    Hi all, this recipe was re-worked on 11/17 since the recipe was coming out too soupy to form the dough balls. All better now! :)

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  13. Linda

    HELP!!!!lol Have all my stuff sitting in front of me, all of my cute Christmas material circles cut out and am ready to go! I tried the first one. Packed as hard as I possibly could! Can’t fit it all in!! Now what????:(
    Thanks! I did make the cookies by the way and were perfect! Hubby loved them!

    1. the farmer's daughter Post author

      Hi Linda, I know… it’s tight! If you have to skimp on anything, skimp on the nuts (since you definitely don’t want to lose any of the chocolate!). I’ve also trimmed a little of the oats before. I used some Tollhouse brand chips the other day and they were a little bit bigger than the regular kind, so they took up more space. I used a little less nuts and a tiny bit less oats and was able to squeeze it all in. Good luck!

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