Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart jar in the order given.
Press each layer firmly in place before adding the next layer.
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Gayle included a card that said:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray cookie sheet.
2. In medium bowl mix together 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in entire contents of jar. You may need to use your hands to finish mixing.
3. Shape into walnut-sized balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
(In the background you can see the red tea kettle my daughter got me for Christmas. She decided I needed a red one!)
Bake for 11 to 13 minutes.
4. Transfer from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool.
Makes 15 big ol' cookies or 2 dozen cow-girl sized cookies.