Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cowboy/Cowgirl Cookies *gift idea*

I did this for a couple friends and family members. I'm hoping to do it for a bunch more people next year :]
I also made one for myself, but I have yet to be able to make them. This is from bakerella.

What you need:
  • 1 1/3 cups flour, spooned into a measuring cup and leveled
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. 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 to 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  1. Stir flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Start with a 1-qt. smooth Ball jar. Layer ingredients in the following order making sure to pack each level tightly or else it won't all fit: flour, oats, M&Ms, chocolate chips, brown sugar, white sugar and chopped pecans.
  3. The oats, M&Ms and chocolate chips are hard to pack down, but the brown sugar is a great layer to push the others down tightly. You can adjust the pecans more or less to fit to the top.
  4. To decorate, get fabric and suede cord. Cut fabric in 6-inch squares and suede in 25-inch pieces. Place fabric on top and tie ribbons around the lid to hold it in place.
  5. For the labels, you'll need cardstock, a paper punch and double-sided tape. Print the labels: http://www.bakelove.com/bakerella_cowgirlcookies.pdf.
  6. Also if you ARE making them around a holiday - you can use seasonal M&Ms :] I used Christmas ones!

If you want to make the cookies...
Other things you need:
  • 1/2 cup butter, almost melted
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Stir dry ingredients in a bowl and add in other ingredients. Combine thoroughly.
  3. Roll into 1 1/2-inch balls and bake for 10 minutes each.

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