Betty Crocker Ranger Cookies (1969 Version)

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"Betty Crocker came up with Ranger Cookies, which are really just Cowboy Cookies. I love those, also. I just fondly remember my older sister, who got that edition as a graduation gift, cooking these when I was in high school and I loved eating these. I couldn't get ahold of a Betty Crocker cookbook of that year, but I found a blog post about it! Thank you, CookiesonFriday!!! She always used the sugared, flaked, coconut in hers. Maybe that's not what is meant, but it sure tasted great. NOTE: The recipe calls for shortening, which I haven't used in years. I always substitute that with something else in old recipes. I wrote this out as the original."

Original is 30 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (30.4 g)
  • Calories 112.5
  • Total Fat - 5.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.1 mg
  • Sodium - 83.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 6.9 g
  • Protein - 2.5 g
  • Calcium - 11.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the first 5 ingredients together.

Step 2

Add in the remaining ingredients and stir them all together.

Step 3

Place teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden. When finished, remove from the cookie sheet, and place onto wire racks to finish cooling.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


These cookies are just like a recipe my DH had made many years ago. Everyone loved them.


review by:
(11 Aug 2021)

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Delicious cookies and I knew they would be based upon the ingredient list. The only change I made was to use less coconut. Yummy recipe for sure. : )


(6 May 2021)


Wow, these cookies are awesome. They were wonderful; tender, crisp and delicious. Great flavor and textures. We loved them. Thanks so much for sharing. Made FYC tag game.


review by:
(27 Mar 2021)


Oh, boy - these are GREAT! Followed exactly as written. I love cookies made with shortening because they always come out so crispy, but not hard. These were no exception. DH said they tasted "buttery", but I didn't tell him the truth, cuz he's a "butter" guy. LOL. I loved the crunch of the rice crispies. Oh, and because it's just the two of us and we don't eat dry cereal, I bought one of those little single serve bowls at the grocery. All of $1.09, and I didn't have to waste a full box of cereal. A win! One thing - the directions say to drop by the teaspoon, but I used a cookie scoop that holds about a tablespoon. The cookies turned out about 2 1/4 inches in diameter. It made about 30 cookies. WAIGEN, these are "Best of" material...


review by:
(21 Mar 2021)

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