Thursday, October 4, 2007

An Oldie, but Goodie

Most of the time when I post recipes on here, it's because I just tried a new recipe and can't wait to share it. Only occasionally will I pull something out of my "tired and true" binder to post. Well, today is one of those days. I made a batch of cookies last night for my husband to take to work today (it's his birthday...although I send desserts with him to work fairly often. It's the only way I can justify making a new dessert and not eating ALL of it, just the two of us.) Anyway, these have been my favorite cookies for as long as I can remember. I didn't start making them myself until recently though, and my first batch was a bit of a disaster. I added way too much salt, like four times what was called for. In my defense, the recipe is photocopied from a very old cookbook, and the measurement certainly looked like 2 tsp, but it's actually a 1/2 tsp. Oops. I still sent them to work with my husband. This second batch was better, although I experimented and used half butter, half shortening. (I have one recipe that calls for one and one for the other). I think I'll go back to all butter next time for the flavor. Well, on to the recipe...

Ranger Cookies
1 c. butter
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. shredded coconut
2 c. oatmeal
2 c. Rice Krispies

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Add flour which has been sifted with baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Add coconut, oatmeal and Rice Krispies. Dough will be crumbly. Mix and mold with hands into small balls. Bake 11 minutes at 350 degrees for small cookies and 15-20 minutes for larger ones. Yield: 6 dozen (small cookies)


Anonymous said...

Jen, Thanks for making the Ranger cookie for your husband's birthday. They were great and I'm glad you have this sharing recipe blog spot, so that I could get the recipe. (Some husbands forget to get the recipe when asked. Although I don't think he would, mine would have.) My last day is Friday, tomorrow and it was great getting to try your cookies. Thanks again, Kathy "temp"

Anonymous said...

Do you remember the flower shop days? Sally always made these for my birthday.