Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ranger Cookies

Ranger cookies have been around since the 1950's. I heard of them them a few years back when I was working at a small bakery. They had made them in the past, but had been taken out of the rotation  Anyways I put them out of my head till a few days ago when I was brainstorming for cookie Thursday. Turns out that there is a ton of stuff in ranger cookies including oats, coconut, chocolate and cereal. For the kiddos they are great with a glass of milk, for the adults maybe a cup of coffee would complement them well. These cookies are easy to assemble and this batch makes about 4 dozen medium sized cookies.

Ranger Cookies:
1 cup  butter soft
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
2  eggs
2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup  rolled oats 
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup  chocolate chunks
3 cups  rice cereal - I used rice chex

In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder. In the bowl of a electric mixer combine the butter, sugars, vanilla and salt. Beat on medium speed for about 3 min, then add the eggs one at a time. Once everything is incorperated scrape down the sides. Add the flour mix and combine. Then add the oats, coconut, chocolate chunks and rice chex and lightly mix. Preheat the oven to 350 and line baking pans with parchment or lightly spray. Scoop the cookies into mounded tablespoons and lightly flatten. Then bake for 10-14 min till light brown around the edges. Let the cookies cool for a few and enjoy! They are so yummy! 

1 comment:

  1. Lukas is getting so big!! And these cookies sound delicious, except for the coconut! I owe you about four dozen phone calls. Don't hate me!