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Ranger Cookies – The best oatmeal cookie recipe!

Ranger Cookies

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

Yield: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ranger Cookies - The best oatmeal cookie recipe! Family favorite recipe that combines oatmeal, coconut and Wheaties for a unique and yummy cookie!


  • 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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 162mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

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  1. Kim Hyun says:

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

  2. Joan Hill says:

    These really are the best! Love them!

  3. Irene Vegar says:

    My Mom called them PackSack cookies. The only difference is hers had raisins in them. Have been searching for this recipe for years. Thank you for publishing it.

    1. I’m happy I was able to share a recipe that you remember well! Let me know if they turned out like you moms. 🙂

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