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This Ranger Cookie recipe makes a very soft, crispy, and delicious cookie made with old-fashioned oats, raisins, brown sugar, and Rice Krispies.

(Last Updated On: April 28, 2022)

This ranger cookies recipe creates a delicious little cookie filled with Rice Krispies, old-fashioned oats, raisins, and brown sugar. I can’t make up my mind whether it’s the Rice Krispies, oats, or the raisins that make this ranger cookie so delightful to the taste buds! Also. these cookies have plenty of texture, soft, yet crispy and crunchy! These ranger cookies definitely put a sensation in your mouth that is beyond heavenly!

Ranger cookies

A quick little story… not only have I had this recipe from a friend for about 29 years now, my daughter and I finally decided to make them. We sure won’t go that long before we make them again. They really are “out of this world” good!

A stack of Ranger cookies
A beautiful stack of ranger cookies.

Key Ingredients For Ranger Cookies Recipe

Cream This Together

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 2 cups of rice krispies (can use generic brand)
Ingredients for Ranger cookies.
Ingredients for ranger cookies.

Step-By-Step Instructions With Photos

Preheat the oven to 340 degrees.

Cream This Together

In a big bowl add 1 cup sugar together with 1 cup brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 cup of softened butter, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, creating the cookie dough. Mix thoroughly.

Sugar, eggs, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla in a bowl.
In a big bowl mix together the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, softened butter, and vanilla extract.

Dry Ingredients For Ranger Cookies Recipe

Then, gradually add to the cookie dough 1 teaspoon of baking soda together with 2 cups of all-purpose flour, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix together. Note: It’s going to get a little harder to stir as we keep adding ingredients, but that’s normal.

Sugar, eggs, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and flour in a bowl.
Add the baking soda, salt, and flour. Mix together.

Add Oats

The next step is to add 2 cups of old-fashioned oats. Keep stirring until the old-fashioned oats are blended in with the other ingredients. That was certainly a workout on the arms, right?

Oatmeal added to sugar, eggs, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and flour in a bowl.
Add the old-fashioned oats to the cookie dough.

Add Raisins To Ranger Cookies Dough

Then add 1 cup of raisins. Mix together. At this point, you may be thinking we can’t add any more ingredients to the cookie dough because it is getting thicker and harder to stir. But we can. Fortunately, we only have one more ingredient to add, and that is the Rice Krispies, mentioned below.

Raisins added to oatmeal, sugar, eggs, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and flour in a bowl.
Add the raisins to the cookie dough.

Add Rice Krispies

The last ingredient to add is 2 cups of Rice Krispies. The batter is pretty thick now, and much harder to stir, but you can do it. Be careful not to mush up the Rice Krispies. Tip: Instead of Rice Krispies, a generic brand such as the Walmart brand called Great Value Rice Crisps, tastes the same and costs less.

Rice krispies added to raisins, oatmeal, sugar, eggs, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and flour in a bowl.
Add the Rice Krispies to the cookie dough. Mix together with the other ingredients.

Drop the cookie dough by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking oil. Do not smash down. Leave them in the shape that they fall off the spoon. You can tidy up any loose edges though.

9 cookie dough on cookie sheet.
Drop the cookie dough by the spoonful onto the cookie sheet.

Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake at 340 degrees for 13 minutes. Note: Do not overbake or bake at a higher temperature. The cookies will be harder, not soft and chewy.

Ranger cookies done on a cookie sheet.
Bake in the oven at 340 degrees for 13 minutes.

All done! These ranger cookies turned out great!

Ranger cookies taste fantastic right out of the oven, but be careful not to burn your mouth. They are yummy after they have cooled too. Also, ranger cookies can be put into the freezer.

Plate of ranger cookies.
A delightful plate of ranger cookies.

Look at those crispy edges! So yummy! Enjoy! Another great dessert to try is brownies.

Close up photo of ranger cookies.
Ranger Cookies Recipe

Ranger Cookies Recipe

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This Ranger Cookie recipe makes a very soft, crispy, and delicious cookie made with old-fashioned oats, raisins, brown sugar, and Rice Krispies.
5 from 5 votes
Cost $2
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings 30 cookies

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Ingredients
  

Cream This Together

Dry Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Preheat over to 340 degrees.
  • Mix together in a large bowl the sugar, brown sugar, eggs, softened butter, and vanilla extract.
  • Next, gradually add the baking soda, flour, salt. Mix together.
  • Add the old-fashioned oats. Mix together.
  • Add the raisins. Mix together.
  • Add the Rice Krispies. Mix together. Be careful not to smash up the Rice Krispies.
  • Drop by spoonful onto a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking oil. Do not smash down.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake at 340 degrees for 13 minutes.
  • Do not overbake, or bake at a higher temperature. The cookies will be harder, not soft and chewy.

Recipe Notes

  • Other ingredients you can add to this ranger cookie recipe are:
    • 1/2 cup to 1 cup of coconut flakes
    • 1 cup of walnuts
    • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • Instead of Rice Krispies, you can use a generic brand such as the Walmart brand called Great Value Rice Crisps. They taste exactly the same as Rice Krispies in these ranger cookies and they cost less.
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