Ranger Cookies

Ranger Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar

1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups Strawberry Field cereal crushed (minus the freeze dried berries) or other cereal flakes*
1 1/2 cups coconut

2 TBSP applesauce, optional

Combine butter and sugars and blend until creamy. Add in egg and vanilla, mix well. Then add dry ingredients. This dough will be very crumbly. If it is too dry to work with, add 1-2 TBSP of applesauce. Form into 1” balls, then flatten slightly. Bake at 375 F for 10-12 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet. Freezes well.

*There are very few cereals I can eat so I use Strawberry Field for this recipe. The original recipe called for Corn Flakes, but any flaked cereal can be used.

Thanks to our good friends Brock and Carri for this great recipe. These are some of my favorite cookies to take on vacation. I prefer a lot of cookies frozen or very cold like Chocolate Crinkles, Samoa Bars or Peanut Butter Brownies. But these cookies are fantastic at room temperature which makes them great for a road trip. We took several dozen of these cookies on a house boat in Lake Powell a few years ago and one teenager on the boat loved them so much he ate two dozen of these cookies in one sitting- they are that good.

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