Ranger Cookies are a soft and chewy cookie filled with oatmeal, chocolate chips, and crispy rice cereal. Definitely a new favorite for the cookie jar!
If you’re looking for a new favorite cookie, I think I found it. These Ranger Cookies might not be new to you, but they were to me. I adapted the recipe from a reallllyy old church cookbook that my grandma gave me.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the QuakerOats Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
I think Ranger Cookies are a variation of Cowboy Cookies. Cowboy Cookies have oats, cinnamon, nuts, and coconut. Ranger Cookies have oats, chocolate chips, and crispy rice cereal.
I used Quaker Oats new Miller’s Batch™ oatmeal in these cookies. They are thick cut, organic rolled oats that are hearty and perfect in a cookie.
Miller’s Batch™ Canadian Prairie Oats are carefully cultivated oats from a Canadian farm. Not only are they great for baking with, but they’re great as a hot breakfast!
Use your hand mixer to really bring these cookies together, or your stand mixer if that’s what you like to use. Elbow grease and a whisk isn’t going to cut it with these Ranger Cookies because you really want to incorporate the sugars into the butter.
I ate far too many of these cookies over the weekend and am looking forward to sending the rest with Bob for his coworkers to cut myself off. The oats are thick and chewy, the chocolate is a great balance to the sweet, and the crispy rice cereal adds some texture to the chewiness.
Other oatmeal recipes that would be perfect to use these new Miller’s Batch™ oats: Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies, Iced Oatmeal Cookies, Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cups, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quick Bread, Coconut Oatmeal Scotchies…I love baking with oats!
I think classic Ranger Cookies include coconut but that’s not my favorite so I skipped it here. Other add-ins that I think would do really well in these cookies include raisins, dried cranberries, peanut butter chips…really, a lot of flavors would go well. Pick your favorites.
They might not be Ranger Cookies at that point, but hey, do what makes you happy and name them after yourself.
Things you may need to make these Ranger Cookies:
- Silicone baking mats or parchment paper to line your pans. It makes for very easy cleanup.
- A medium cookie scoop – I have several sizes and they make life easier. I can’t even remember scooping dough without a cookie scoop.
- A good hand mixer. I didn’t know I needed a headlight on mine, but it really is nice to have!
- 1 cup 2 sticks butter, at room temp
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup Miller's Batch Canadian Prairie Rolled Oats
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 cups crispy rice cereal
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the butter, sugars, vanilla, and salt and beat on medium until fluffy.
- Add in the eggs and beat until smooth.
- In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk together.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until fully incorporated.
- Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, and crispy rice cereal until evenly distributed.
- Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Once chilled, use a medium cookie scoop to drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just golden around the edges.
- Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to completely cool.
Store cookies in an airtight container for up to a week.
You can find Miller’s Batch™, only in Michigan and Colorado, in the organic section of your local Kroger. Make sure you check the organic section – I almost missed it because I was looking in the cereal aisle!
Other varieties of Miller’s Batch™ include Rocky Mountain Harvest (only in Colorado) which includes dried cherries and blueberries, and California Valley which includes raisins, almonds, pistachios, quinoa, and barley.
Which flavor do you want to try?