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Ranger Cookies I Recipe

Ranger Cookies I

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"This is an old recipe from the 20's and 30's."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cream shortening, add sugar gradually. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together and mix with the first mixture. Add oatmeal, rice cereal, and coconut. Mix well.
  4. Drop by tablespoons on slightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 03, 2003

I have an old magasine withh the recipe in it. The only big differance is it calls for 2 cups flour not 3. My favorite cookie!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 03, 2003

This recipe was very dry when cooked as directed. However, I add an extra egg and one cup milk and they turned out much better and very chewy. Great recipe with the added ingredients.

Nov 14, 2004

I have a recipe for these, but mine just calls for 2 cups of flour, so that is why the 4 stars and not 5. We also like to interchange with different things like m&m's, raisins, chopped nuts, craisins, etc... Usually add 3/4 a cup of the added ingredients. Do NOT try using a mixer to blend the flour mixture to the shortening/sugar/egg mixture!!! You will burn up a mixer in no time flat! It is a very thick dough, but if made with 2 cups flour, they are very good!

Jul 10, 2003

I thought that this recipe had wAAAAY too much dry ingredients for the amount of wet ingredients called for, but instead of following my instincts, I followed the recipe to the letter. What a mess! I added 1/2 cup more shortening, 1 more egg and a bit of milk. I also used butter flavor shortening because I like the buttery taste. If not for the error in the ingredients, I would rate these cookies as 4 stars. Now I will always check reviews before I try a new recipe. Lesson learned.

Jul 03, 2003

very good - make sure to use one cup less flour, or to add milk and egg like another reviewer recommended. Both "solution" take care of the dryness

Dec 16, 2004

I cut back on the flour and added double the salt and vanilla plus added a heaping teaspoon of cinnamon. There are really wonderful cookies and bring back a great memory. Thank you Karen

Jul 03, 2003

I was looking for a ranger cookie recipe to enter i LA Country Fair, well I used this one, and I took 3rd place. IT was my first time usig this recipe, I did however add extra 1/2 cup of real butter and they turned out wonderful

Feb 13, 2004

This recipe would be 4 stars if you remove 1 cup of flour. My mother has had the exact recipe since the med 1950's. but hers calls for 2 cups of flour not 3; and that makes a fairly stiff dough.


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  • Calories
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 196 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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