Sunday, 5 April 2015

My Mom’s Ranger Cookies

My Mom’s Ranger Cookies

1 c.        butter flavored shortening (margarine)
2 Tblsp.  milk
1 c.        white sugar
1 c.        brown sugar
2           eggs, beaten well
2 tsp.     vanilla
2 c.        sifted flour
1 tsp.     baking soda
½ tsp.    baking powder
½ tsp.    salt
2 c.        quick cooking oats
1 c.        shredded or flaked coconut
2 c.        Rice Krispies
2 c.        M& M’s

Using an electric mixer, cream shortening and sugars.   In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and oats together.   In a third bowl mix the milk, eggs and vanilla together.   Alternately add dry and wet ingredients to shortening mixture.   With a wooden spoon add coconut, dry cereal and candy. Drop by spoonful, or scoop, on lightly greased cookie sheet.   Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes for small cookies and up to 15 minutes for larger cookies.

Recipe Note:   Can make without candy or with any combination of M&M’s, raisins, chocolate chips, or spicy gumdrops.   Use 2 cups of any combination of Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, or similar dry cereal.   Makes very sturdy and tasty cookies.   

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