Ranger Cookies are a family favorite. I don’t know for sure where they get their name, but I know that just about everyone in my family makes a variation of these cookies.
I got this version from my mom, who is an amazing cook. These are so yummy, I included them in the 2008 holiday candy parcels I sent to my friends!
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 c. shortening
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbs. vanilla
- 2 c. flour
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 c. oatmeal
- 2 c. Cornflakes
- 2 c. pecans
Preheat oven to at 350°.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cream together sugars and shortening. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture. Stir in oatmeal, cornflakes and pecans.
The dough will be very stiff. Use a cookie scoop and space cookies 2″ apart on prepared sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.