Texas Cowboy Cookies in a Jar

"A great gift jar for any occasion!"
photo by DianaEatingRichly photo by DianaEatingRichly
photo by DianaEatingRichly
photo by DianaEatingRichly photo by DianaEatingRichly
photo by DianaEatingRichly photo by DianaEatingRichly
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Ready In:
36 cookies




  • Layer ingredients in order given in a 1- quart wide mouth canning jar.
  • Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.
  • Recipe for Cowboy Cookies (to be attached with the mix):

  • Empty jar of cookie mix into a large mixing bowl,.
  • Blend mix together.
  • Add: 1 stick butter melted, 1 large egg, slightly beaten, and 1 tsp vanilla.
  • Mix until completely blended.
  • Shape into balls the size of walnuts; place 2 inches apart on sprayed baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes until edges are lightly browned.
  • Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet.
  • Remove cookies to racks to finish cooling.
  • Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can you use old fashion oats in place of quick oats?


  1. I made 2 of these and in both cases I had to go through and scoop out the nuts because there was not enough room for the flour (of course it makes a big mess cause I had already tried adding the flour and the chips). That is even after following another posters suggestion and only using 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. I used mini chips as well because they compact better. It was somewhat frustrating I have to say.
  2. These are great tasting cookies. Thanks for posting.
  3. Great cookies! My kids loved them. And, I was able to use up extra ingredients left from holiday cookies. Never put the mix in a jar... just made them at home.
  4. Everybody loves these cookies, perfect gift.
  5. Wow!! These are delicious cookies. I chose this recipe because all the other "cowboy cookie" recipe had coconut and my kids do not like coconut. These cookies were perfect and easy to make. I will keep this recipe and make up batches to put in jars this Holiday season for gifts. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!


  1. I made them gluten free by substituting gf all purpose flour (bobs red mill) adding a pinch of xanthum gum and using gf quick oats. I also used Nestle Chocolate chunks semi sweet instead of the morsels. Yum!


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