Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
Before making the cookies, I read most of the reviews. That being said, I reduced the flour by 1/2 cup using a total of 1 1/2 cups flour and I used 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cut shortening instead of 1 cup shortening. Otherwise, I followed the directions as written. With the flour reduction, I did not find the cookie dough too dry. The cookies were great !
Dough was extremely dry and crumbly. Agree with previous reviewer that perhaps less flour should be used. Ended up saving the dough by adding extra half cup of shortening and 2 more beaten eggs. Managed to roll into balls and flattened with the bottom of a floured glass. Took 12 mins baking time at 350f.
These are the Ranger cookies I remember from my childhood. Perfect combination of crisp and chewy. Like many others, I used 1/2 c butter and 1/3 c of shortening with no other changes. They were delicious!
An oldie but a goodie! I am in my 60s and just like the previous reviewer this is the exact recipe I grew up with and is always well received. I use Crisco.just as written and dont make any changes. Chocolate chips were never part of this recipe. They were considered a budget cookie since butter was so expensive yrs ago. I do bake mine a few minutes longer and make sure they are flattened before putting in the oven. I do add a pecan half to the top of the cookie . It is important to use good vanilla
Old proven recipe. I am using my mothers hand written recipe from the 1950's and this is the same one. I use 1/2 c butter 1/2 c vegetable shortening. No other changes. Make sure to use large eggs. I think these are better than a straight oatmeal cookie. They're a party in your mouth.
Worst cookie I ever made. They were extremely hard and I didnt bake them as long as tecopebcalled for. I was embarrassed to put them out for others to eat. The whole batch went into the trash. Never again!
I grew up eating Ranger cookies. They were nice and flat, with the oats, coconut and cereal held together with a nice, caramel-like cookie. i couldn't find my recipe, so I made this one. They are in the trash. Real Ranger Cookies only have 1 cup of flour. I hope you'll consider revising the recipe.
These cookies need half the dry ingredients. As printed this recipe is so dry the dough will not hold together to form a cookie. I suggest half the amount of flour, rice cereal, coconut, and quick oats. I had to refrigerate my batter, double the amount of ingredients used prior to the addition of the dry in order to actually have a cookie that would hold together. The taste is fine.
The dough was so dry that I had a hard time getting the cookies to stay together. Is there an adjustment that I could make?
All time favorite cookie recipe! These cookies are so buttery and crispy, they melt in your mouth! The shredded coconut is the perfect addition to these cookies.