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.

Tips & Variations

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

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(11 Aug 2021)

Daily Inspiration

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.

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(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...

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(21 Mar 2021)