You know those times that you are supposed to be somewhere and you men are late getting home. You know you are all dolled up and ready to go. And no sign of men anywhere. And you don’t want to be the nagging wife and keep calling them. I have two perfect solutions to the problem. This works like a charm. Neither method has ever failed me. The first thing you can do to is to begin mopping your kitchen floor. It brings the boys and their dirty shoes a runnin’.
The second method is much more fun and they actually like it better too. It makes everybody “Happy, Happy, Happy”. You begin making cookies. Any kind of cookies. The men can smell the dough over the stinky dairy. You build the cookies and they will come. It works every time. Just don’t mop your floor before you make the cookies.
These cookies are easy to make and super fast if your men eat most of the dough. They have the perfect amount of crispy edges and chewy centers.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Try to discourage your men from eating the dough at this point. Or maybe let them have a spoon full and then they will quit eating it.
Sift dry ingredients in mix to combine.
Add as many chocolate chips as possible. Lets face it that’s what makes good cookies.
Add crispy rice cereal.
And coconut, it makes them chewy. My men don’t like coconut but they still devour this.
Scoop cookies onto greased cookie sheet or parchment paper. Bake them at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Here’s the printable. Now go make them to celebrate the weekend and church at home.
Ranger Cookies with Corn Flakes
- 1 cup butter no substitutes
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups cornflakes
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven at 375 degrees.
- On medium speed, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add eggs, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. About 2 minutes.
- Add flour, oats, and coconut. Mix just until incorporated.
- Stir in the chocolate chips. Then gently, stir cold cereal in by hand, or on low speed with an electric mixer. Overmixing will smash the cornflakes.
- Drop on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. The cookies should be golden brown, crispy on the edges, and still a little bit jiggly in the center. Let cookies rest on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes then remove to a wire cooling rack to completely cool.
- Butterscotch Chips
- White Chocolate Chips
- Peanut Butter Chips
- Add raisins or dried fruit
- Use rice cereal instead of cornflakes.
- Room Temperature: Store cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. If the cookies start to dry out add a slice of bread to the container.
- Freezer: Set cooled cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze until firm. Remove to an airtight container or zip top freezer bag.
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I don’t like coconut at all. What can I use instead of the coconut.
Amy Engberson says
Hi Virginia! You could substitute pretty much any dry type of ingredient, or a combintation of dry ingredients, for the coconut as long as it measured one cup. Some ideas are chopped walnuts, additional rice cereal, dried raisins, crushed cornflakes or anything like that. Experimenting with all the options sounds really fun! Happy baking!
Amy, is there a difference between salt and Kosher salt? I’m a simple chef . . . .
Amy Engberson says
Kosher salt is really not much different than table salt. It was primarily used for curing meat. Some differences between Kosher salt and table salt are that Kosher salt has a coarser grain and has no iodine. It tends to be a little less salty. I just recently started using it in cookies and I like it. I also use it on my meats. I’m sure your mom has a better explanation.
I just printed this recipe off to make these tonight.
Seriously awesome job!!! I look at your blog every day!! I will for sure be making the pancakes and cookies this weekend!! Keep up the good work!!
Thanks!! It has been fun playing with it. Let me know if you have suggestions.
Pancakes? What? You have a good recipe for pancakes!?!? Share!!! Please!!!
Amy Engberson says
Jessica was talking about my German Pancake recipe on this blog. Although I do have a few favorite pancake recipes. I will get some posted soon. One I made the other day has brown sugar in it. Yum.