Gift It: Cowboy Cookie Mix

‘Tis the season for thoughtful giving and indulgent sweet treats–and this almost-too-easy-to-be-true homemade gift combines the two. Inspired by Bakerella (a favorite baking blogger) and her giftable cowboy cookies, we gave the dump-and-stir recipe a holiday twist and made a gift tag to fit the season. Consider the finished product your answer to the holidays’ next hostess gift or party favor bind.

In a quart-sized Libbey jar ($2, Fishs Eddy), we layered the cookie’s dry ingredients. Be sure to pack each level down tight so that they all fit.

    • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup cooking oats
    • 3/4 cup dried cherries
    • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Gift tag instructions should read: Mix with 2 eggs, 1/2 cup butter (slightly melted), and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, and bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Simply print the tags, hole-punch them, and tie them to the filled jars with ribbon or baker’s twine. (And if you happen to bake a batch for yourself, we won’t tell–it’s a baker’s duty to taste-test, really.)

What are you making and gifting this holiday season? Share with us using the hashtag #Makr!