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 recipe yields 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 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.

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