1952 City School Flying Saucers (Ranger Cookies)

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Recipe from Los Angeles Unified School District. Served in school cafeterias. After making these the first time, I think some dried cranberries would be good in them.


★★★★★ 2 votes

22 large cookies or 6 dozen small cookies
20 Min
10 Min


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1 c
butter, room temperature
1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
eggs, well beaten
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
baking soda
2 c
rolled oats
2 c
1/2 c
1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c
chopped walnuts

How to Make 1952 City School Flying Saucers (Ranger Cookies)


  • 1Preheat oven to 350F (for larger cookies) or 375F (for smaller cookies)
  • 2Cream butter with granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 3Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Stir in vanilla extract.
  • 4Sift flour with baking powder, salt and baking soda. Stir into butter mixture.
  • 5Add oats, cornflakes, coconut, chocolate chips and nuts and stir until blended.
  • 6Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet. Flatten to 4-inch diameter. (Use square of wax paper to keep dough from sticking to fingers or whatever you're using to flatten dough.) For small cookies, drop by rounded teaspoon. Do not flatten.
  • 7Bake larger cookies at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies should be slightly soft when removed from oven. Bake smaller cookies at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

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About 1952 City School Flying Saucers (Ranger Cookies)

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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