Ranger Cookies (recipe dated 1931)

Kathie Carr


Both Grandma and Mom made this recipe for us kids all the time. They were a good, old standby. I'm sure the recipe was updated because the original used lard and was baked in a wood stove.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 c
    rolled oats
  • 2 c
    crisp rice cereal
  • 1 c
    flaked coconut

How to Make Ranger Cookies (recipe dated 1931)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    Cream shortening, add sugar and brown sugar gradually. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.
    Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together and mix with the first mixture. Add oatmeal, rice cereal, and coconut. Mix well.
    Drop by tablespoons on slightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
  2. NOTE: Sometimes Mom would add raisins or chocolate chips. Use up to 1 cup of either of these.

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About Ranger Cookies (recipe dated 1931)

Course/Dish: Cookies

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