Christmas Cookies

This was a gift for one of my oldest and dearest friends Elise. We have been friends since she was two she will tell you! It’s  a jar with all the dry ingredients for a batch of cookies. She will add butter, 1 egg and vanilla and bake them for about 8 minutes. The idea came from the talented and creative Bakerella. I got the M&Ms in the US, it seems there are no Christmas-themed M&Ms in Australia this year. The jars are from Ikea.

I baked a couple of batches of the cookies myself and they are indeed good. Not quite as good as kitchen sink cookies, but pretty close. Happy baking and Merry Christmas Elise!

Cowboy Cookies in a Jar
From Bakerella

1 1/3 cup all purpose 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 semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Stir all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 cup butter (melted slightly in the microwave)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Use the back of a large spoon to work it all together. You may even need to use your hands to get everything incorporated.
Then roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, place on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. I got about 26-28 cookies out of these.

Attempt One: Opps, messed up the order of the ingredients.

Attempt two: The jar was still hot from washing and melted the choc chips.

 Attempt three: Didn’t happen as the third jar was missing a seal.

Attempt four: Bingo! Well, not perfect, but looks good.

Finished product.

Instructions and a handwritten tag on the back.

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