Original Homemade Ranger Cookies Recipe You Need to Try!

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

Hey y’all, Tiffany here.

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

Each time my mom wanted to make ranger cookies for me as my favorite treat, she would bake a batch of these delicious treats. 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!

And as you make these ranger cookies, you should involve your kids with these cookie science ideas. It turns ordinary cookie-making into an experience that’s both exciting and educational!

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 cornflakes**
  • 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 cornflakes with Rice Krispies if you’d prefer. It changes the texture a bit, as well as the flavor.

Original Homemade Ranger Cookies

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375* degrees to cook your Original Homemade Ranger Cookies. Line baking sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

cookie batter

Cream Butter and Sugars:

In a large bowl, beat together:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup white sugar

Add Eggs and Vanilla:

Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.

ranger cookie batter

Combine Dry Ingredients:

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.

  • 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 cup M&Ms (or a variety of chocolate/butterscotch/white chips)

Stir in the old-fashioned oats, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, and chopped nuts. Ensure an even distribution of mix-ins throughout the cookie dough.

ranger cookies

Scoop and Bake:

Using a cookie scoop or tablespoons, drop rounded dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving space between each cookie. Flatten each dough mound slightly with the back of a spoon.

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

Bake to Golden Perfection:

Bake in the preheated oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Keep an eye on them to prevent over-baking.

Allow the Ranger cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, indulge in the chewy, crispy goodness of your homemade Ranger Cookies.

These delightful cookies, filled with peanut butter chips, with oats, coconut, chocolate chips, and nuts, are a perfect blend of textures and flavors. Enjoy them with a glass of milk or your favorite hot beverage for a comforting treat.

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 cornflakes and oatmeal! You can switch out the cornflakes with rice krispies if you want a different texture. This easy, original recipe for ranger cookies is perfect to serve to your family or take to a potluck.

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 cornflakes, coconut, nuts, oatmeal, vanilla, and M&Ms/chips.
  5. You can substitute the cornflakes 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 a rack to cool.

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Did you make this recipe?

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3 Comments

  1. Okay, I made them tonight…Found on internet the same original recipe that stated 48 cookies. I halved them as had very little **oatmeal. They turned out nice, but crispy? I like them that way and wonder if that’s the way they are supposed to be..85 years of age, baking all my life and have never made these delicious cookies and with raising 4 sons…
    **Anyway, to fix the shortage of oatmeal, I had some oatmeal packets {oats with brown sugar}friends visiting recently left behind and used the packet for the oats, Exactly 1/2 cup as I halved the recipe…Will make again..Thank you! I’m old school and brought up poor, so know how to substitute..

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