While looking on the internet before Christmas, for ideas to make as gifts, I came across a fabulous cookie mix in a jar called Cowgirl Cookies. As I had already ordered a box of Kilner jars, I thought making some of these would be a great idea. Sadly, I forgot to take a picture of the cookie ingredients in the jar before I gave it to my daughter but this is what they look like on the website. Mine were almost identical except I used white chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate because Morrisons had run out of milk chocolate ones and the jars were tied with velvet ribbon.
Picture courtesy of http://www.bakerella.com/mix-things-up
It's really easy to do although the first jar of ingredients I made got all mixed together because I didn't follow the layering order on the recipe. I used a wooden spoon to kind of press each set of ingredients into the jar. Also, I missed out the pecans, firstly, because I didn't have any and secondly as my daughter isn't keen on them. The recipe didn't seem to suffer without them at all and cookies were delicious.
This is the order to layer your ingredients.
Fourth: chocolate chips
Fifth: brown sugar
Sixth: white sugar
Seventh: chopped pecans
You will have to really pack them firmly or they won't all fit.
Here's the recipe. You can also find it on the fabulous Bakerella website here
1 1/3 cup plain flour, spooned into measuring cup & leveled
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooking oats
3/4 cup m&ms
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Put the contents of the jar into a big bowl, then add
1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 cup butter (melted slightly in the microwave)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients using spoon to work it all together. You may even need to use your hands to get everything incorporated.
Roll into balls, place on a baking sheet and press slightly to flatten. Make sure they are well spaced because they do spread.
I got 20 cookies out of the mixture but mine were quite large.
They were absolutely lovely.