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Ranger Cookies Recipe
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Ranger Cookies Recipe

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These golden brown cookies are crispy on the outside and cake-like on the inside. Their tasty blend of oats, rice cereal, coconut and brown sugar have made them a favorite with our family. You won't be able to eat just one—Mary Lou Boyce,Wilmington, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:91 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 91 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 63 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the oats, cereal and coconut.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 7-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Ranger Cookies in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 63 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

I was a little worried about these cookies because of the one bad review. They turned out great! I rolled them in small balls and flattened them before baking them for 11minutes. Delicious!

Reviewed May. 6, 2013

The cookie crumbs taste good, but good luck getting a nice cookie. I am a grandma and have made a lot of cookies, but this was a disaster. The dough needs more oats or flour it is too loose. GREASE your cookie sheets or plan to use a chisel to get them off and a power sander to clean them. This is a frustrating cookie.

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

With a bit of tweaking, these were delicious. I added 2 extra eggs for a total of 4, 1 cup chopped walnuts and tsp. almond to this recipe.

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

These cookies were very delicious and different. The texture is just so unique. I will definately make these again and experiment with different flavored chips and nuts. I did not have a problem with the dough being dry like others. Mine was pretty moist. I did substitue 1/2 cup of Splenda for 1/2 cup of the white sugar. I should have flattened them more with my fingers, but they still turned out. Great cookie!!!

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

The crisp rice cereal added a pleasant crunch. I also added mini chocolate chips. They did not last long

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