Cookie Time: Spicy Ranger Cookies

Back when my older son was a toddler and I had about 3 cookbooks to my name, I used to haunt the cooking section of the library and check out 5 cookbooks at a time. My favorites were the ones with cookie recipes. That’s where I got the original recipe for Ranger Cookies.

Unfortunately, I never wrote down the title and author of the cookbook, but over the years, as this cookie has become a family favorite, I’ve tweaked the recipe a bit. The addition of spice was the best idea yet. The Rice Krispies give this cookie plenty of crunch, while the coconut keeps it chewy.

Don’t need 6 dozen cookies? Freeze half the dough for another day!

spicy ranger cookiesSPICY RANGER COOKIES

makes 72 cookies, 10 carbs each

2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, not packed (about 5 ounces)
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg or mace
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 cup coconut

Using a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together, then add eggs and vanilla. Stir in all dry ingredients until combined.
Use a cookie scoop to place cookies on prepared baking sheet (parchment or silpat).
Bake 10 minutes at 400.

Total carb count for this recipe is 720 (adjusted for fiber).

copyright 2014 Barb Szyszkiewicz

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