Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ranger cookies

Ranger cookies

According to Allen, I am a cookie monster. I think he’s right – I absolutely love baking cookies!

Not only they taste delicious and are great for those times when the urge for something sweet hits us, they’re also easy to share. Pop a few into a plastic bag, close with a beautiful ribbon and you’ll make someone’s day extra special.

I have hundreds of cookie recipes just waiting to be baked, but these had been on my mind since Lisa posted them. Walnuts, coconut, chocolate and oats combined in wonderfully golden little packages – just what I needed to make my Sunday even better.

She has some amazing baked goods on her blog, so check them out and get inspired, too.

Ranger cookies

Ranger cookies

8 tablespoons (112g/4oz) unsalted butter, softened
½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
½ cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup (140g) all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon kosher salt – I used sea salt
¼ cup unsweetened coconut
½ cup (56g/2oz) unsalted roasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 175ºC/350ºF. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and the granulated and brown sugars until smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla extract and the egg. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Add the salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Stir in the coconut, walnuts, oats, and chocolate chips.

Using about 1 ½ tablespoonfuls for each cookie, place mounds of the cookie dough 3 inches apart on the prepared sheets. Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes – mine needed 14. Let the cookies cool to room temperature before removing them from the pans with a spatula.

Makes 2-3 dozen cookies, depending on size – I got 26


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Coconut, chocolate and oatmeal??? Yum! As always, your cookies look delicious. I must stop reading your blog when I'm hungry....

Emily said...

Are these named after Walker Texas Ranger? :0

They look great! I'm a cookie monster, too. They're so quick and easy. And I don't feel like I have to rush to eat them, like a cake or pie.

Silvia - Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Coconout and chocolate together it sounds delicious...i'm not so keen in coconout but along with choco it's really a heaven!
Yes you defenetly are a monster of cookie!! they look every time so perfect!
Thanks for the recipe

ღ mey ♥¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨♥ღ said...

vi seu log no shoe me..
gostaria de te convidar pra conhecer meus blogs: sobre música, cinema, livros... e, sobre fookinhas hhehe

bjusss! t espero lá =)

--- já que amei muuuito o teu blog em inglês, te convdo pra um terceiro, mt esecial


ღ mey ♥¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨♥ღ said...

o the dramma queen é meu blog pessoal, ok?

Deborah said...

Bring on the cookies! I love seeing all of your creations!

Karin W. said...

Deep inside, aren't we all cookie monsters, Patricia? Well, I only bake cookies once or twice a year.

Your Ranger cookies would be ideal on my Christmas cookie tray.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is, "Yum!" These cookies look and sound good.


Manggy said...

Those look delicious, Patricia (great shot too, by the way)-- rich cookies is about one of the few places I tolerate coconut, heh heh :P

Sara said...

The texture of these looks just perfect! I can't wait to try them out, I LOVE coconut. Thanks for sharing another great cookie recipe, you cookiemonster!

Anonymous said...

Yum! I love oatmeal in cookies, it gives them such a great texture and a certain goodness to them :)

LyB said...

I totally agree, cookies are some of the best treats and I just love to share them! Those look amazing, full of goodies, yum!

Mar said...

I've been very much a cookie monster lately,too.
In fact, I have some malt ball cookies on their way right now!

Anonymous said...

These sound delightful! Many of my favorite ingredients!

Allen said...

The cookie monster strikes again! I'm glad to see you're living up to your nickname :-)

RecipeGirl said...

I'm with you on the 100's that are waiting to be baked. I do find myself making cookies more often than I should be!!

These are the cookies that I remember from my childhood. Only I think my mother put rice krispies in them!

Anonymous said...

it's been a long while since i made cookies and i used to bake them every sunday! what a shame. this'll be a reminder to make some next week. thanks for sharing. they're pretty

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I have the same exact felling about cookies, does that make me a cookie monster as well? Oh... guess I'll have to live with that then! As bolachinhas devem ser uma delícia! Rita

Veron said...

This definitely looks like a great recipe to try. And I do have my cookie monster days sometimes :).

Brilynn said...

I've been wanting to make these too, they look awesome!

Nic said...

I bet these would be perfect with a cuppa!

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

I really like Rangers Cookies. I find that they freeze well also.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, you can never have too many cookies. I haven't tried this combination before, but it sounds good!

Helene said...

I keep meaning to make these but get distracted :) Great combination!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lydia, and oats are good for you!

Emiline, I don't know, but Chuck Norris would be proud. :)

Silvia, I love coconut and think it goes great with chocolate.

Oi, mey , obrigada!

Deb, thank you, darling!

Karin, baking cookies is not a common thing here but I intend to make that a tradition of my own.

Paz, thank you, sweetie!

Mark, I'm glad you like my photos - coming from you, it's quite a compliment!

Sara, I'll be willing to hear your opinion about them, darling.

Lorraine, and it's healthy!

LyB, let's spread cookies around. :)

Mar, those sound wonderful!

Cathy, thank you!

Allen, I love that title you gave me. :)

Recipegirl, we'll never finish the list off! :)

Diva, tks for stopping by!

Rita, ficaram tão gostosinhos!

Veron, cookies have that power over me. :)

Bri, bake these, darling!

Nic, I agree!

Helene, really? Great info, tks!

Hannah, I couldn't agree with you more.

Helen, you definitely should!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Allen, you ARE a cookie monster:) So many yummy cookies on one blog. This one is no exception. A keeper. Will try.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I love all of your cookie posts, Patricia!

Anonymous said...

You are a fantastic cookie baker. I always now to come here in search of great cookie recipes and photos!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Yummm. Always room for another cookie recipe!

Anonymous said...

I love Ranger cookies! I would go make them right now, but I've already selected today's recipe. They're going on "the list".

TKTC said...

They are fresh out of the oven at my house in DELICIOUS!!! BIG glass of skim milk and a steaming Ranger cookie...that's a Sunday.

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