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ranger cookies

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

These quick and easy Ranger Cookies are filled with a hodge-podge of flavor and texture from rolled oats, toasted rice cereal, shredded coconut, and chocolate. They bake up with crispy edges and a chewy crunch for the ultimate cookie experience. Enjoy these tasty treats with a fresh cup of coffee or a glass of ice-cold milk.

yield 36 cookies
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ranger cookies

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • ½ tsp
    baking powder
  • ½ tsp
  • 1 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 2 lg
    eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
    rolled oats
  • 2 c
    rice krispies cereal
  • 1 c
    shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

How To Make ranger cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set the bowl aside for a few minutes.
  • 3
    Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or a handheld electric mixer on medium speed, cream the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Reduce the speed to low and add the eggs one at a time, mixing just until incorporated. Add the vanilla and mix just until combined.
  • 4
    Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in several intervals and mix just until combined. Scrape down the bowl and beater as needed.
  • 5
    Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and stir in the oats, rice cereal, coconut, and chocolate chips.
  • 6
    Use a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop to drop the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Leave about 1 1/2-2 inches of space between the dough balls.
  • 7
    Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and set. Let the cookies cook for about 5 minutes before moving them to wire racks to cool.