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Whole Wheat and Barley Rangers

by on September 12, 2011 · 4 comments

barley rangers

Happy Monday! I hope it’s cool and pleasant wherever you are and that it’s starting to feel like Autumn. Enjoy it for me, will you? It’s still about 100 here, but one day this week we’re going to wake up and it’s going to be cool. Fingers crossed. Anyhow, the heat didn’t stop me from […]


Published on September 12, 2011
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Cheri’s Butterscotch Rangers

by on April 17, 2010 · 4 comments


A few weeks ago a reader, Cheri, sent me her favorite Ranger Cookie recipe. It’s similar to the other three Rangers but with some distinguishing details.   The recipe is made with all-butter (no shortening) and in place of the coconut and chocolate chips are butterscotch chips.   The cookies were delicious and had a lot of flavor, though they were on the sweet side so […]


Published on April 17, 2010
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Ranger Cookies Made With Corn Chex

by on March 6, 2010 · 8 comments


The origin of Ranger Cookies is unknown, but here’s my theory. The recipe has been around since the 1930’s which coincides with the beginning of the radio program, The Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger was a “serial” and Rangers contain “cereal” so maybe someone named them Lone Ranger cookies because of the cereal …


Published on March 6, 2010
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Flying Saucers Oatmeal Cookies

by on February 27, 2009 · 42 comments

LA School Cookies

Can you imagine your child, 30 or 40 years from now, writing in somewhere and requesting a recipe from their old school’s cafeteria? I can’t, so when I stumble across these types of requests I am always amused at how a certain food could leave a taste memory for life. I have a few and […]


Published on February 27, 2009
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Bonnie Donaldson’s Ranger Cookies

by on December 18, 2006 · 1 comment

For the past week, I’ve been going through old issues of Gourmet and tearing out recipes with nice pictures. My collection of old Gourmet magazines spans six years, which makes me uncomfortable since I’m an anti-packrat. It’s time to say goodbye. Besides, I can pull the recipes off Epicurious. I can’t pull the photos, though. […]

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Published on December 18, 2006