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Mom's Ranger Cookies Recipe
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Mom's Ranger Cookies

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"Mom makes these and I love them so I thought I'd share them with you. They don't stay around long! They are soft and yummy and kids love them."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in a bowl until creamy.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together both amounts of flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix flour mixture into the liquid ingredients.
  5. Gently mix rolled oats, corn flakes, and coconut into the dough until thoroughly combined.
  6. Drop the dough by tablespoons onto baking sheets.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 09, 2012

This recipe has also been passed down from my Great Grandmother & is a family favorite. We always called them Texas Ranger Cookies, although no one from my family has ever lived in TX. Instead of butter my family recipe calls for 1 cup shortening (either plain or butter flavor). The corn flakes (2 full cups) need to be coarsely crushed (put in plastic bag & roll a can, bottle or rolling pin over the bag). We typically add a full cup of coconut & 1 cup raisins as well. The recipe doubles easily when making for the holidays & giving to a lot of friends. These cookies don't have to be soft if you prefer a crisper cookie; we've done both to satisfy different palates in the family.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 13, 2012

I found that these had way too much baking soda, it is almost all I can taste :( I can tell that with the soda reduced though they will be amazing so I will be trying it again but maybe with only 1 tsp of soda


10 Ratings

Oct 14, 2012

These are wonderfully fabulous! Soft, but interestingly crispy texture. I read the other reviews & couldn't help but giggle. There is NO WAY these could have gotten a bad review - not to be offensive, but they do not taste like baking soda & are not dry at all. I respectfully feel that it's a possibility there was a mismeasurement & some over-cooking going on. Tasty tasty tasty! I will make these again & again. The add in of the chocolate chips was genious & I will definitely try the Craisins add-in next. These little honies are magicians with a good disappearing act around my house! P.S. That's my photo featured on this recipe ;)

Mar 24, 2012

These were just mediocre. I found them to be very dry. Nothing special at all. Will not make again.

Mar 13, 2012

quick to make, and very tasty. To make clean-up easier, I simply mixed the first ingredients, then added the dry in the same bowl. It was a one bowl cookie. Added raisins since they were on hand. Kids loved them.

Mar 18, 2012

I used all of the same ingredients and added Craisins (we like the tartness of them). They were fabulous. I didn't have regular corn flakes but the sugar frosted flakes worked just great as well. Quick and easy to make and quick to bake and cool for a last minute cookie if need be.

Mar 28, 2015

I have made these cookies for years, and they are a family favorite. One thing I do to make them extra good, is to make a glaze of confectioner's sugar and fresh orange juice and frost each cookie. It adds a wonderful flavor, and a little moistness to the cookies. Try it!

Feb 20, 2015

Not as good as my Betty Crocker recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 110 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 95 mg
  • 4%

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

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