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
With a surplus of Mason jars in our home that we use for everything from serving drinks, storing spices and dry pantry ingredients, and as flower vases, I’m always looking for new creative uses. And for salads and on-the-go meals, it’s a no-brainer—freshness, convenience, portion control and an absolutely delish looking meal!
Check out these recipes from Mason Jar Salads And More! by Julia Mirabella—packed with recipes and bright, stunning photos for inspiration. In the book she shares step-by-step layering and assembling tips, along with salad recipes and lots of delish dressings.
Spinach, Radish, and Quinoa Salad
While it may seem like a grain, quinoa is actually a seed—an awesome, nutrition-packed
seed. Quinoa is a great source of protein, fiber, and iron, and its fluffy texture makes it
a perfect addition to salads. Here I’ve included it in a spring salad along with spinach,
radishes, and peas.
Makes 1 serving
- ¼ cup uncooked quinoa
- ½ cup water
- 2 to 3 tablespoons Blueberry Vinaigrette (recipe in the book!)
- ⅓ cup cucumber chunks
- ⅓ cup diced vine-ripened tomatoes
- ⅓ cup fresh peas (or substitute sugar snap peas)
- ½ cup thinly sliced radishes
- 2 cups spinach leaves
- 1 quart-size Mason jar
- Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under running water. Place in a small saucepan with the water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, covered, for 15 minutes, until the water has been absorbed. Let the quinoa cool before adding it to the salad.
- Layer the ingredients in the Mason jar, starting with the vinaigrette dressing and continuing with the cucumbers, tomatoes, peas, and radishes. Add the cooled quinoa and finish with the spinach greens. Seal and refrigerate until ready to use.
One of my favorite people in the world found this in Colorado and brought it home for me. Ain’t she a a beauty?!
Mason Jar Patent November 30th, 1858
I’ve been on the hunt for mason jars lately, stopping in thrift shops here and there and collecting one or two at a time. Then it finally occurred to me to ask my grandmother if she had any saved up. Sure enough, she was beyond excited to unload some of the boxes upon boxes of mason jars she has saved up in one of her storage rooms. I hauled them back home with me now I am so excited… four dozen of the pint size and four dozen of the quart size, all ready and waiting for craft time in my garage! A few inspirational craft ideas that I’ll be trying…
This is so simple! A desktop mason jar lamp that used an edison bulb, from WorleysLighting.
Mason jar candle wrapped with lace or doily
Mason jar vases hung from shepherd’s hooks and lined the aisle of our wedding ceremony.
I love these personalized etched mason jars to be used as toasting glasses for a wedding! From UrbanFarmhouseTampa.
Mason jars with blue patina and metal effects. Get the tutorial on Suburble >
Mason Jar Votive Candle Holders from The Efflorescence.
An ah-Mmmmazing idea and mouth-watering recipe to use mason jars to serve dessert. These could also be used as gifts or favors at a shower! Get details on the DYI and recipe on Cakies.
This is so pretty! An outdoor mason jar and wood candle chandelier that was made by Reconsiderit.
Mason Jar Photo Displays – so pretty for a wedding or anniversary party!