Original Homemade Ranger Cookies Recipe

You have to try this delicious dessert recipe for original homemade ranger cookies with corn flakes and oatmeal! You can switch out the corn flakes with rice krispies if you want a different texture. This easy, original recipe for ranger cookies is perfect to serve your family or take to a pot luck.

Hey y’all, Tiffany here.

This recipe for Original Homemade Ranger Cookies Ranger Cookies is absolutely one of my favorite cookies recipes!  It’s right up there with sour cream sugar cookies, but this has bit of a saltier taste that comes from the Corn Flakes.

Each time my mom wanted to make me a favorite treat, she would make these ranger cookies.  She even sent them once to me on my mission to Puerto Rico in a care package!

I know you’ll love this Ranger Cookies recipe as much as I do.  If you’re looking for more great recipes, we’ve got a bunch here!

Original Homemade Ranger Cookies

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Original Homemade Ranger Cookies Ingredients

Here are the ingredients that you need to make these delicious Original Homemade Ranger Cookies.

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups corn flakes**
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup baking chips – chocolate, m&m, butterscotch, peanut butter, etc.

**You can substitute the corn flakes with Rice Krispies if you’d prefer.  It changes the texture a bit, as well as the flavor.

Original Homemade Ranger Cookies

Directions

Pre-heat the oven to 375* degrees to cook your Original Homemade Ranger Cookies.

cookie batter

In a large bowl, beat together:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
ranger cookie batter

Then sift in:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
ranger cookie batter

Lastly, add in:

  • 2 cups corn flakes
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup M&Ms (or a variety of chocolate/butterscotch/white chips)
ranger cookies

Put a medium scoop of cookie dough on a cookie sheet, spacing about 1-2 inches apart (they will spread). 

Bake at 375* for 10 minutes and place on a cooling rack when finished.

Then enjoy your Original Homemade Ranger Cookies!

Original Homemade Ranger Cookies
Original Homemade Ranger Cookies
ranger cookies

Original Homemade Ranger Cookies Recipe

Yield: 24
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

You have to try this delicious dessert recipe for original homemade ranger cookies with corn flakes and oatmeal! You can switch out the corn flakes with rice krispies if you want a different texture. This easy, original recipe for ranger cookies is perfect to serve your family or take to a pot luck.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups corn flakes**
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup M&Ms (or a variety of chocolate/butterscotch/white chips)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375* degrees
  2. In a large bowl, beat together: shortening, brown sugar, eggs, and white sugar
  3. Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  4. Last, add in corn flakes, coconut, nuts, oatmeall, vanilla, and m&ms/chips.
  5. You can substitute the corn flakes with Rice Krispies if you’d prefer.  It changes the texture a bit, as well as the flavor
  6. Put a medium scoop of cookie dough on a non-stick cookie sheet.
  7. Space about 1-2 inches apart
  8. Bake for 10 minutes and place on rack to cool

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