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Ranger Joe Cookies Recipe

Ranger Joe Cookies

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"Rich with peanut butter and the crunch of puffed rice cereal. Kids of all ages love them."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix the butter, sugar and egg until smooth and creamy.
  3. Sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add this to the butter mixture. Stir in the vanilla, oatmeal, puffed rice cereal, and peanut butter. Mix until combined.
  4. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 27, 2010

So, usually if I drastically change a recipe I'll wait to review it until I can talk about it as written (or close to), but this is so ridiculously good, it's just not happening this time! As I was pulling the ingredients for this one, the Nutella was right next to the PB, practically staring me down. Once you spot the Nutella, how is regular PB going to satisfy? It's not! So (Nutella in hand), I realize that a little cocoa powder will probably keep the Nutella from getting lost in the other ingredients. Awesome, I had Hershey's Special Dark! I just subbed about 2 Tbsp cocoa powder for that amount of flour and subbed equal parts Nutella for PB. Dang! Using golf-ball sized scoops (flattened slightly works best), I pulled mine at 11 minutes; they were super tender and still moist inside, but with a little chewiness. I love the crunch from the rice crispies, and the slight crackling on the outside. I'm plotting additions of coconut, pecans, maybe even hazelnuts to hang out with the Nutella! Sorry that I don't know how they compare to the as-is version, but Chocolatey Joe is my new best friend.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 14, 2002

I wasn't that impressed with the cookie. The texture is not what I had hoped for and the peanut butter taste overwhelms the rest of the ingredients. I will not be making again.

Mar 06, 2004

I made these just exactly as described, but used Cocoa Krispies as I am in Europe and cannot get regular rice cereal. The result was yummy. My four-year-old son, office mates, family members all devoured them. Lovely mix of flavors and the crispy texture is a sure hit.

Dec 11, 2007

I just put these into the oven and everything looks great! I tasted some of the dough from the bowl and I love it! Thanks for sharing:)

Sep 13, 2005

these are great. my kids gobbled them up. i added butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and raisins. next time i'll add a bit more rice crispies.

Jun 26, 2009

This was a great cookie. I made them 'as is' and they were really good. I added some chopped semi-sweet chocolate to half the batter for myself and it was great addition. This will definetly be a staple cookie for me.

Mar 06, 2008

These cookies are delicious. Everybody, especially my husband, loves 'em.

Oct 14, 2002

These are great cookies! I have made them two Christmases in a row and no one can get enough when they are around! Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 193 mg
  • 8%

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

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