Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thursdays Are For Cookies

Or they are when you have a son who has moved back home and is able to help out around the house by eating cookies. I do love to bake, but don't do it as often as I would like to because neither John nor I need extra calories from home-baked bread, cake, cookies ... all the things I love to eat best.

Last weekend Justin was able to get the prized, semi-secret recipe for "Grandmom's Cereal Cookies" from my mother-in-law. There's nothing like sending a favored grandchild to do your dirty work! I have asked her for the recipe several times, and while she's too kind to refuse me outright, she has usually just changed the subject and the recipe has stayed locked inside her recipe box.

This isn't really a secret cookie; some of you may know them as Ranger Cookies. I've found lots of different recipes for those, but I wanted the official, original, Grandmom-certified recipe. Now that I've got it, it's time to make the cookies!

Whenever I try a recipe for the first time I always make it as written, but this dough was so thick that I only added 2 cups of flour instead of the 2 1/4 that the recipe says. My mother-in-law has also made these with raisins or used corn flakes instead of Rice Krispies, but we are definitely no-raisin, Rice Krispie purists here.

The scent of fresh-baked cookies and full cookie jars has the power
 to make me feel that all is right with the world!


  1. Oh, my gosh! Ranger cookies! I haven't had them since I was a child. Now I want them . . . But, like you, I tend not to bake. Because calories. Lucky you -- to have your own "cookie monster" back at home to eat up those treats. XO

  2. if I make cookies and it's just the two of us, it takes us forever to eat them. If my son is home they are gone in four days :)

  3. Oh my, the cookies look SO good. My mom made so many varieties and we grew up with cookies, cakes, rolls, and pies. I feel so fortunate to have enjoyed them back then.

  4. I don't think I've ever had a Ranger Cookie. We go with the local recipe, Toll House!

  5. I've never heard of them either! We don't want them around but I love to bake too so maybe my Dad's place would like a treat? :-)

  6. yum!!! I haven't had this cookie, but it looks right up my alley (not so much a fan of chocolate, but love oatmeal)


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