Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ranger Cookies

This is one of Melissa's favorite cookies. It is delicious, and has just about everything in it except the kitchen sink. It would also be wonderful with chocolate chips or maybe white chocolate chips added. We are going to use these in our cookie gift platters this year.

Ranger Cookies
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup butter flavored shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
3 lrg. eggs, room temperature
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups quick oats
2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
1 3/4 cups sweet coconut flakes
3/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
1 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside. Combine the oats, Rice Krispies, coconut and pecans in another bowl and stir to combine. Set aside. Cream the butter, shortening and sugar at medium high speed. Add the vanilla and then the eggs one at a time. Beat until well incorporated. On low speed, add the flour mixture in two stages. Now, add the oat mixture in two stages. Drop by tablespoons, or a medium cookie scoop. Bake approximately 10-12 minutes or until set.


  1. Have just printed this off Alice - looks fabulous thanks!
    Millie ^_^

  2. Thanks for the recipe Alice. It looks delish!

  3. Baked a batch last night & they are fantastic! Added a couple of cups of toasted honey & almond muesli clusters & a little more butter to the mix very successfully.

    I've nominated you to continue on the 7 Things challenge - would love to know more about Alice! Details are over @ The Hedge. No obligation, as I know its a busy time of year for you.
    Millie ^_^

  4. Hi Kat, good to see you. Been wondering how the new job is going???
    Thanks Millie! I will go check it out. Glad you liked the cookies. This recipe seems like it works well with all kinds of add-ins.