KOwgirl Cookie Mix (Cowgirl Cookie Mix)

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(Original Post Date:  September 26, 2010)

Today was my good friend’s baby shower.  She’s having a girl, and I thought these cookie mixes for “Cowgirl Cookies” would make a really cute party favors.  Since the mom and dad-to-be have the last name “Ko”, we thought it would be even cuter to re-name them “KOwgirl Cookies.”

I deviated a little bit from the original cookie mix recipe and didn’t include the nuts (you never know these days with nut allergies), and changed the ratio of M&M’s to chocolate chips.  The mix was layered into a dozen quart sized Mason Jars (I found them in my regular supermarket on the baking aisle), and topped with a square of bandana fabric and a pretty ribbon.

Of course, when I got home from the baby shower, I couldn’t resist baking up a batch…

Cowgirl Cookies:

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c. rolled oats
  • 1/3 c. pink M&Ms
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sugar

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. butter, melted
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

1.  To make the cookie mix, layer all dry ingredients in a quart sized Mason jar.  (Make sure you really pack the flour down or you will not have enough space for the remaining ingredients.)

2.  Attach a label to the jar instructing:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Stir dry ingredients in a large bowl and add:  1/2 cup butter (almost melted), 1 slightly beaten egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract, combine thoroughly.  Rill into 1 1/2 inch balls & bake for 10 minutes.

3.  To make them, dump the jar ingredients into a large bowl.

4.  Melt the butter in the microwave, mix in the egg, and vanilla.  Then pour into the dry ingredients and combine.

5.  Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

6.  Bake for 10-11 minutes.  Remove and cool 1 minute before removing from the cookie sheet to cool.