With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Ranger Cookies for Back-to-School

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ranger Cookies for Back-to-School

Waaayyyyy back, when our twin daughters were in preschool, a friend shared this recipe for Ranger Cookies.  Now that Ella will be heading off to kindergarten, we made a batch together today.  These chewy and crunchy cookies passed her finicky taste-buds even over the fresh bakery cookies from the grocery store.

Ranger Cookies


1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup Wheaties cereal
1/2 cup coconut

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the oats, cereal and coconut.

Drop by spoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

  • Sometimes I toss in a small handful of chocolate chips, maybe 1/4 cup.
  • I substituted Raisin Bran Crunch for the Wheaties this time and it was great.
  • Recipe can be doubled


Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Sounds delicious. I will definitely be giving these a try.

Maple Lane said...

The cookies sound delicious to me. Wishing Ella a good year at school - we will all miss her!

Barbara F. said...

They sound delicious, Lorraine. I am sure Ella will do just great in school. xo

Nonnie said...

I remember Ranger cookies. I really liked them. Hope Ella has a GREAT year at school.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I made these when my boys were little! I think the recipe I used called for Rice Crispies and Raisins-very good:@)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I am no longer eating sweets but this makes me want to get in the kitchen tomorrow and make these. It's bad knowing I have all the ingredients so I have no excuse to say, "I would have to go to the store but do not have time". So I am trying to think of an excuse not to make these...
NOT working!

I love your photography!! Outstanding!!! What is your secret? Can you share what equipment you use?

GOD bless and keep you all safe.

Susan said...

The cookies sound good, LDH. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Buttercup said...

These look great! Wishes to Ella for a wonderful year.

Ann said...

Way back when I bought a cookie recipe book and I think it had ranger cookies in it. I never made them though. They sound good, I may have to try them

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Yum!! I was looking for a similar recipe recently. Printing this one out. Thanks!

NanaDiana said...

I even love the name- Ranger cookies! Perfect back to school, packable cookie- xo Diana

Sherry said...

It's neat you and your daughter were able to make these together for her first day at school. They do look yummy!

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Thank you for recipe! Love from Russia, Nika

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

They sound yummy! Home baked is so much better than anything you can get at the bakery. I will likely be baking tomorrow and Saturday for back to school on Sunday (my kids head back to school on September 4th). Hope your day is great. Tammy

podso said...

You "stage" your food photos so beautifully. This smacks of back to school--I see the marker pens along side the cookies all ready to take somewhere. And the writing on your photo, seem to be the very colors of those markers, as if you had just used them and set them aside! Creative!

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

We always used cornflakes instead of Wheaties but love the idea of Risin Bran. I have used Rsisin Branch Crunch and it was marvelous.

Candy said...

I always remember chocolate chip cookies in my sack lunch...yum.
Thanks for the anniversary wishes and happiness to you on yours coming soon.
Blessings ;-)

Just a little something from Judy said...

I remember my mother used to make these cookies and they were delicious. Thank you for the memories and thanks for sharing the recipe. I like how you also used raisin bran for a new twist.

Dawnye7 said...

I never would have thought about Wheaties in my cookie but this actually sounds pretty darn good. And the Raisin Bran sounds really good. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

That sounds good...now I need to bake up a batch for next week...the first week back in school for this household

Winnie said...

Wonderful looking cookies!
I think my other half(=hunsband) would love these cookies and he's getting back to school shortly

Vicky said...

I have never heard of them but they look yummy. Why do they call them Ranger Cookies? Pinning this! Vicky from www.messforless.net

Daisy said...

These look sooooo good! I'm making these to put in the kids lunch boxes for sure. Thanks for the inspiration.
Found your blog via pinterest and added myself to your followers :)

corners of my life said...

I used to make these cookies. My the recipe came from the back of a flour sack. I am so happy to have the recipe again - thanks.


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