The ranger cookie history goes back to the 1930’s Texas rangers. The cookies are very similar to the cowboy cookie, which I grew up on all my life. These cookies were a typical dessert for the Texas ranger’s dinner since they were handheld and packed with energy packed ingredients that were perfect for the Texas rangers to keep them going.
Today they make the perfect snack for keeping you going on a hike in the wonderful fall weather or a snack for your mid afternoon energy boost. The cookies come out moist and packed with sweet and delicious flavors. The nuts or chocolate chips can be replaced with raisins for a healthier option.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until light, about 30 seconds. Add both of the sugars, baking powder and baking soda. Beat until well combined, scraping down the sides. Beat in the vanilla and egg until light and fluffy.
Add the flour in batches, scraping down the sides until combined. Stir in the coconut, chocolate chips and walnuts.
Using a cookie scoop of tablespoon, drop the cookies onto a cookie sheet about 2” apart. Bake the cookies at 375°F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
Let cook on the cookie sheet for about 102 minutes then transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!