Monday, February 16, 2009

Ranger Cookies

There is a lot of confusion about the name of these cookies. Some call them Lone Ranger cookies, cowboy cookies, Texas Ranger cookies, or just plain old ranger cookies. I chose to call them Lone Ranger cookies, because that is how I learned it. This recipe makes a lot of cookies, so cut it in half if you don't want a large batch. Some people omit the chocolate chips, but I wouldn't!

Lone Ranger Cookies

In an extra large bowl, cream together:
2 cups shortening
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar

Add 5 eggs, one at a time.

Mix in:

4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
1 cup nuts (optional)
1 package chocolate chips
1 - 2 cups coconut
4 cups oatmeal
2 tbsp. vanilla

Mix all together. Drop walnut-sized spoonfuls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly greased. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, that kitchen in your picture looks very familiar...