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
Our home is filled with the mouth-watering smells of fall… fragrant pumpkin has filled the entire house! But this time, it’s not anything for us. Instead, two very lucky pups will be getting these extra special pumpkin treats!
This was my first attempt at healthy homemade dog treats, and these tasty pumpkin snacks turned out perfectly. There’s no doubt they are doggy-approved, so find the easy recipe below.
Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats
- 2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
- 3 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter (my pups seemed to like the crunchy peanut butter, but smooth should work fine too)
- 1 Tbsp water
Culinary expert, eco-stylist, and food enthusiast, Kerry Dunnington has assembled a lengthy collection of her family’s best recipes and compiled This Book Cooks, Farm-Fresh Traditional Recipes for Healthy Contemporary Cooking. The book features nearly 200 superbly-seasoned, beautifully presented, eco-friendly meals that she’s selected to serve as the center of any occasion, from an intimate family dinner to a large holiday celebration.
Below is a sample of some of her best summertime offerings:
Summer Corn Pancakes
“When fresh corn is abundant during the summer months, it seems I am always gratefully decobbing and making these tasty pancakes. I chop half of the corn kernels because they are a great contrast to the whole corn kernels. Bacon and fried green tomatoes are delicious accompaniments.”
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons neutral oil
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup yellow corn flour
- ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups fresh corn kernels
- Butter and syrup