Ranger cookies from grandma’s recipe book

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This was given to Eric as a Christmas present from his grandma in 1999. A compliation of grandma Wood’s recipe book, handwritten and given to each of her grandchildren as Christmas presents. Filled with tips, quotes and notes.

One of our favourite recipes (amongst many) is the Ranger Cookies. Similar to a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie, but so much more. They’re considered a treat served as breakfast cookies, because of the cookie by nature and the ingredients you would normally include in your breakfast (ie. eggs, oatmeal, corn flakes/rice krispies).

Recipe from Barb Abbott and reprinted by Rhoda Wood:
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1 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp backing powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups crushed corn flakes (or cereal of your choice)
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup coconut [flakes]
1 cup chocolate chips

Cream margarine and sugar until smooth. Add egg, beat until smooth. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together and add to creamed mixture. Then add cereal, rolled oats, chocolate chips and coconut. Mix until all are combined. Drop by teaspoons on uncreased pan. Bake 15-20 minutes 350deg [F] oven.
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By the time you add all the good stuff, your bowl ends up quite full – make sure you use a large bowl to ease mixing. For this particular batch, I used 1 cup corn flakes (my fave) and 1 cup rice krispies (Eric’s fave).

When I use rice krispies, I don’t crush them prior to adding it in the mix (they tend to get slightly crushed during the course of mixing anyway). But when I use corn flakes, I will put them in a ziplock (with most the air taken out) and crush it with a rolling pin before adding them in the bowl.

I typically place them on a silicon mat or parchment paper (I only have 1 silicon mat). I also find that if I use a teaspoon and round it off into a dome (ie. 2 teaspoons sphere), they come out to nice bite sizes – I bake those for 8.5 to 10 minutes (depending on how many pans I put in the oven. For these tiny gems, I end up with a lot of cookies so I always have a bunch stashed in the freezer. To defrost, just pull them out of the freezer into a plastic container and let them thaw out for 5-10minutes – good as fresh (just not warm)!

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Fresh out of the oven, ooey gooey yet very chewy!

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