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ranger cookies

by Shawni
We have a lot of favorite cookie recipes, but this one is one of the top three, compliments of my sister Saydi:

These puppies are packed with some pretty powerful tastiness, including coconut, rice crispies, and my always-favorite cookie ingredient: oatmeal.  Oh wait, maybe coconut is my favorite.  But this has both, so it’s a win-win 🙂

It’s definitely a blog-worthy recipe I realized, after someone asked in Lucy’s birthday post (her requested “birthday cake”), so here we go:

1 c. (2 cubes) butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla


Mix together.  Then add:


2 c. flour (I use a tad bit less than this)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 c. oatmeal
1 c. coconut
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans…but these are optional and we never add them)

Mix together.


Then hand-mix in 2 c. Rice Crispies (so they don’t get all smashed up)


Dough will be a little crumbly, and that’s ok.  Place loosely on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes.

Also, if it’s someone’s birthday…especially if that “someone” thinks milk chocolate m&ms are the best thing to hit the earth, go ahead and throw those in too 🙂

6 comments

Tyra October 19, 2018 - 3:56 pm

Thanks for sharing. Looks like you also add m&m's. Yum

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Shawni October 21, 2018 - 4:42 pm

Oh yes, I forgot to add that we added those for Lucy's birthday…just added it at the end 🙂

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Sheila October 19, 2018 - 8:55 pm

Looks yummy!

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Christi October 20, 2018 - 3:45 pm

We call these monster cookies – they are delicious! Thanks for sharing! xo

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Melanni October 26, 2018 - 7:08 pm

We have made these twice now! The first time we forgot to add the Rice Krispies but they still turned out delicious. In fact, I didn't even realize we left them out until I saw the box of Rice Kripies in our pantry later in the day. Ha! Oh, and this recipe makes a lot of cookies! 4 dozen, at least. Thanks for a great recipe!

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Unknown November 6, 2018 - 4:08 pm

Can I omit the coconut? Althought I love it, my kids do not.

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