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The Perfect Gift

The perfect gift for cookie lovers.

If you're looking for something unique and interesting to give to the cookie quickbread lover in your life, why not offer them a hand made gift with some really great taste?

Layering fresh and wholesome ingredients into a mason jar and printing out a tag that tells them what to add and how long to bake it makes a unique and tasty gift. The great fresh nuts and dried fruits from WeGotNuts.com will make the bread or cookies fresher and tastier and your thoughtful gift makes measuring and guesswork a thing of the past.

Just layer the ingredients into the mason jar and add a tag with the recipe on it.They simply dump the ingredients into a bowl, add the wet ingredients and bake.

Here's one of our favorite recipes for Cowboy cookies, incorporating delicious fresh pecans.


Ingredients that you layer into the jar

1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 and 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cups granulated sugar
1 cups light-brown sugar, packed


Ingredients that the recipient provides:

3/4 cups butter room temperature
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Heat oven to 350 degree F. Empty the dry ingredients from the mason jar to a large mixing bowl.
Add wet ingredients and mix well.
For each cookie, drop well rounded tablespoon of dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing to prevent the cookies from running together.
Bake in 350 degree F oven 13 to 15 minutes
Remove cookies to wire or wooden rack to cool.

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