JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #24


We’ve made it! It’s Christmas Eve, and hopefully you’re somewhere warm and cozy, sipping a hot drink. (And maybe doing a bit of last-minute wrapping.)

Our last Crafty Holiday Gift Idea is a cookie receipe. Know to my family as Buckaroons, and otherwise known as Cowboy Cookies, these are a holiday staple. Every year, my grandfather would get a tin all to himself (and we’d each get one cookie, if we asked nicely).

Have a cozy and crafty holiday, and thank you for sharing it with us!

Buckaroons (or Cowboy Cookies)

1 cup shortening (recommended: Crisco)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 (6-ounce) package chocolate chips (totally not optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the shortening, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs and the vanilla and beat until well blended. (Make sure to really blend these ingredients together or you’ll get very flat cookies!) Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Add oats, nuts, and chocolate chips, and mix until combined. Spoon cookie mixture onto greased foil lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Eloise (crafter + JPK&S-er)!

*Number 24  in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. We hope you enjoyed your daily dose of crafty inspiration. (To view the whole series, sort by “Crafty Gift Guide” under each post to see all in the series.)

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