are also called Ranger cookies. They evolved over time from chocolate chip
cookies with a few additions.
Unlike soft chocolate chip cookies, these are chewy and crunchy. They could be
taken camping as they are filled with oats and cereal.
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
4 cups raisin bran cereal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded or flaked coconut
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 350
2. In an extra large bowl, cream the granulated sugar, brown
sugar and butter with a wooden spoon. Stir in the eggs and
vanilla until well blended.
3. In a medium bowl, stir flour, oats, cereal, baking soda, baking
powder and salt. Stir into creamed mixture.
4. Stir in the coconut, chocolate chips and raisins.
5. Shape 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball and set each ball of
dough on a baking sheet. Flatten once by pressing with your
palm. Continue with rest of dough. Bake in the preheated
oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
Hint: These will pack well for a hiking trip.
Variation 1: For Thanksgiving, substitute dried cranberries
and white chocolate chips for the raisins and chocolate chips.
Variation 2: Add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies