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Cowboy Cookie Mix

 Cowboy Cookie Mix
Since half the fun of cookies is baking them, I give this merry-making mix as a gift. The ingredients look so pretty in a jar...and the cookies smell terrific coming out of the oven!
21 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Additional Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Pour oats into a wide-mouth 1-qt. glass container with a
  • tight-fitting lid. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and
  • salt; place on top of oats. Layer with pecans, chocolate chips,
  • brown sugar and sugar, packing each layer tightly (do not mix).
  • Cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 1
  • batch.
  • To prepare cookies: Pour cookie mix into a large bowl; stir to
  • combine ingredients. Beat in butter, egg and vanilla. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on

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Cowboy Cookie Mix (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • greased baking sheets. Bake 11-13 minutes or until set. Remove to
  • wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 187 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 157 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.