ranger cookies

Ranger Cookies

When I was a kid, my mom used to make these Ranger Cookies. The thing I love about Ranger Cookies is that they are crispy and crunchy and chewy all at the same time! The cornflakes give them crunch; the flaked coconut and brown sugar make them chewy and the rolled oats makes them crispy! They can be made with or without raisins (if you have picky eaters in your house!) I usually make the dough and add raisins to half of the dough (for me) and leave the raisins out of the other half (for my husband – he is not a fan of raisins!)

This recipe makes 4 dozen cookies – you can freeze part of the dough if you don’t need that many cookies all at once.

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 t. salt

2 cups flour

2 cups rolled oats

2 cups cornflakes

1/2 cup flaked coconut

1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Cream together the butter and shortening. Add sugars and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until the eggs are incorporated. Add the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Mix to combine just until the flour is incorporated (do not over mix.) Stir in oats, cornflakes, coconut (and raisins. if desired.)

Using a 2 oz. Cookie Scoop, place scoops of the dough 3″ apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 325° approximately 14-16 minutes just until the edges are slightly golden. Remove baking sheets from the oven and allow the cookies to rest on the hot baking sheet for 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool.

2 thoughts on “Ranger Cookies

  1. Cate Kager

    I HATE to bake. That said, I decided to make these to send to my daughter, she is a park ranger. Let me just say that I hope that there are some left to send! These are my new #2 favorite (my Grammy’s molasses cookies will always be #1). Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Cate Kager

    Again, I must tell you how awesome these cookies taste. Because my family loves butterscotch, I added 1/2 bag butterscotch morsels and 2/3 tsp cinnamon. Now we have two favorite recipies!


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