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Fun Snow Day Activity for Kids

January 11, 2011

Yesterday we had a snow/ice day here in Georgia.  Now, as someone who lived in Minnesota for three years, it’s crazy to think that the little bit we had today would shut the whole state down.  But, in a place with only maybe 5 salt trucks, it’s a big deal.  So, I thought I would post a fun snow day activity for those of you with kids cooped up in the house.  We did this with our Sunday School kids classes as Thanksgiving gifts for the shut-ins in our church and they loved it.  Very easy and fun with minimal mess!

Cowboy Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate candies
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart jar in the order given. Press each layer firmly in place before adding the next layer.
  • Include a card with the following instructions: Cowboy Cookie Mix in a Jar 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. 2. In a medium bowl, mix together 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Stir in the entire contents of the jar. You may need to use your hands to finish mixing. Shape into walnut sized balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. 3. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven. Transfer from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

These end up super cute and super yummy!  Great to share with neighbors or family or the local nursing home.  Enjoy!

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