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Ranger Cookies

Submitted by: suzanne-mcminn on December 12, 2010
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Ranger Cookies

My mom always made these at Christmas! Some Ranger Cookie recipes add a cup of chocolate chips along with or in place of the raisins, but my mom never did. She always used raisins and chopped pecans. You can use either Rice Krispies or Corn Flakes for the cereal.

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Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 5-6 dozen

Prep Time: 10 minutes   Cook Time: 10-12 minutes  


1 cup shortening, butter, or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups Rice Krispies
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Cream shortening, butter, or margarine and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to first mixture; mix well. Stir in Rice Krispies, oatmeal, raisins, and nuts (if using). Drop by the spoonful onto a very lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350-degrees until golden on top but still soft–10-12 minutes, depending on size. (Don’t over-bake or they get hard.) Will make about 5-6 dozen.

Categories: Cookies & Bars, Desserts, Entertaining, Holiday

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  1. 12-13

    The original version, from a baking soda box or a baking powder can.

    Ranger Cookies
    350 or 375
    1 cup oleo
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 eggs
    2 cups flour
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 cup coconut
    2 cups oatmeal
    2 cups cornflakes
    Add nuts or raisins or chocolate chips.

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