13 November 2012

Ranger Cookies

This weekend I took my boys to see our dear friend Sue.  She hasn't seen them in awhile and they are growing so fast that I thought I better make it a point to visit her before they are driving.  Well~we shared a lot of funny stories, a beverage and Ranger Cookies.   I asked Sue for the recipe and she said she just followed an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe and added: dried cranberries, dried apricots, chocolate chips,  and shredded coconut.  I looked in my faithful Better Homes cookbook to find an Oatmeal Cookie recipe and found a recipe called Ranger Cookies.  I made them today and they are GREAT!  I never would have tried this recipe before because I am not a fan of dried fruit and coconut in Oatmeal cookies doesn't sound that good .  I was wrong this cookie is really delicious and I will definitely put it in my TO GO TO binder.  Thanks Sue!
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoonbaking powder
1/4 teaspoonbaking soda
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup coconut                                           
1/3 cup snipped dried apricots
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips
1. In a medium mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda; beat until combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Stir in cereal or oats, coconut, and dates or raisins.
2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 8 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack; cool. Makes about 12 big cookies


  1. The look delicious. With the oatmeal and dried fruit I'd say that these are a healthy breakfast cookie :)

  2. Thanks Paula, I agree with you these are great for breakfast.

  3. I love a cookie with lots to it. Kind of remind me of a hermit cookie. Can't wait to try.

  4. I was actually surprised that I like it because it sounded like too much dried fruit. But it was great, for now on this is the cookie for me, less guilt. :)

  5. These look great. I will have to try this one.

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