Friday, March 6, 2009

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

Cream butter and sugar.

Add eggs and blend well; add vanilla.

Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt...mix well.

Mix in remaining ingredients...stir until well blended.

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