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Ranger Cookies

Ranger cookies have been a favorite at our place for decades...a recipe I got from a friend's mom and which I still have in my recipe box in her handwriting. I used to bake chocolate chip cookies for the kids and these for myself. And now it seems everyone likes ranger cookies.

Ranger Cookies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup rice krispees
  1. Cream butter and sugar. 
  2. Add eggs and blend well; add vanilla.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt...mix well. 
  4. Mix in remaining ingredients...stir until well blended. 
  5. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 350° for about 10 to 12 minutes. 
Since we like rather substantial cookies...I use an ice-cream scoop as my 'spoonful' and flatten the mounds somewhat with a fork. Makes about 4 dozen large cookies.

Try them. You'll like them...fresh out of the oven or right out of the freezer!


  1. These look good Judy. My mom made Ranger cookies when I was a child but I seem to remember her using Corn Flakes instead of the Rice Krispies. They were a favourite of mine back then - I'll have to make them again.

  2. Very good recipe. I just made these a few days ago....minus the oatmeal. The oatmeal would make them even more tempting.

  3. Judy, these are always in our freezer too .. but I always add raisins. . .they just add a bit of a chewiness. .they are delicious frozen or fresh from the oven.

  4. My mother-in-law made these and sometimes added chopped gum drops. They are delicious!

  5. These cookies are delicious Judy..I used to make them for my children. Thanks for the reminder, I will be making them again real soon.

  6. I have been looking for this recipe! I remember Mrs. Neufeld making them at Pioneer Girls (for our cooking badge). I just made them for my daughter and she has fallen in love! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Those were my Dad's favorites. I would only have to add some choc chip and they would be most Stellar.

  8. Yummy and I love the container you put them in :0)

  9. "Happiness, At last I've found you"! My brothers and sisters and I pigged out on ranger cookies the last time we were home to Ohio. We could not get enough of them. I just made a double batch. We'll see how long they last. Thanks for posting this recipe.

  10. I just made these and they are great! I also just made "Vange's Chocolate Chip Cookies" and they are delicious!!

    Thank you for posting the recipies. I have really enjoyed this blog. . . so many good things!!

    Many blessings,



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