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Ranger Cookies – The best oatmeal cookie recipe!

Ranger Cookies - The Best Oatmeal Cookies!

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This is the best oatmeal cookie recipe I’ve ever had, it is also the most different from traditional oatmeal cookies. This recipe has been in our family a very long time. I know that my grandmother made these for my dad when he was young and it was his absolute favorite cookie and it became mine as well. I even got so good at making these cookies that my dad would specially request that I made them for him as he liked how mine turned out the best. I’m not sure what I did that was different, maybe it was just that we both loved them so much. I still think of my dad every time I have these cookies and wish he could be here to share them with me today.

This recipe has been shared many times as those who try them usually like them and they are different from any other oatmeal cookie I’ve tried. Even those who don’t like coconut like these cookies. I hope you will enjoy them as much as our family does.

Ranger Cookie Recipe

Ranger Cookies

Ranger Cookies – The best oatmeal cookie recipe!

Yield: 2 dozen

Ranger Cookies - The Best Oatmeal Cookies!


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups Wheaties (no substitutes)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut


  1. Cream sugar and shortening. Add beaten eggs, then add the rest of the ingredients except oats, coconut and Wheaties. When dough is combined, stir in the oats and coconut. Lastly, add Wheaties and stir carefully. You don't want all the cereal flakes to break apart, it is best if there are large flakes in the dough.
  2. Break off pieces with fingers or scoop balls of dough about 1 inch in size onto a greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

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2 thoughts on “Ranger Cookies – The best oatmeal cookie recipe!”

  1. Hi Kelley!
    These look really good! I am going to try it as my daughter loves coconut and I love oatmeal!

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