Best Ranger Cookies Recipe with Chocolate Chips

Ranger cookies are the go-to cookie recipe in our house. So much more tasty and hearty than a simple chocolate chip cookie, these complex, golden, little beauties are our family’s favorite.

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best ranger cookies recipe. chocolate chips and rice krispies cookies on plate

My research about why they’re called Ranger cookies didn’t come up with more anything than speculations about maybe coming from Texas and being named after the Texas Rangers. Honestly, I really don’t care where they come from, they’re amazing.


best ranger cookies recipe. chocolate chips and rice krispies cookies on plate with milk

Made with oats, crispy rice cereal (like Rice Krispies), walnuts, coconut, and of course, chocolate chips, these cookies are hearty and delicious. Some recipes I found omit one of the ingredients. I decided the more the merrier, so I adjusted the recipe so I could have it all.

You can substitute the margarine for butter but I’d recommend sticking with the margarine. It will make your cookie bigger and softer on the inside. Butter will flatten your cookies and make them more crispy. I guess you can try both and see which one you like better. (If you do please send me a dozen so I can try ’em out too)

best ranger cookies recipe. chocolate chips and rice krispies cookies being dunked in milk.

Chocolate Chip Ranger Cookies

Course Dessert
Keyword chocolate, cookies


  • 1 cup melted margarine (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (or 1 12oz package)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°

  2. Mix all ingredients.

  3. Add by spoonful on greased cookie sheet.

  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes a whole bunch. About 4 dozen. But only if you can keep the wild hooligans out of the dough. If you loose the battle with the hooligans you may be down to 3 dozen. It's an easy recipe to cut in half if needed.

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6 thoughts on “Best Ranger Cookies Recipe with Chocolate Chips

  1. Bri Adams says:

    OOOH these are amazing. I have a similar recipe fro “cowboy” cookies but they don’t have the rice crispy cereal or coconut. I think I just might have converted!

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