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Name: Ranger Cookies
Key Ingredient: oats
Preparation: mix; roll; press
Cuisine: American
Source: Lee Howell/Leanne Van Horn
Food Group: cookies
Meals: lunch, snack, party, picnic
Courses: dessert
Temperature: room
Effort: easy
Prep. Time: :30
Elapsed Time: :50
Servings: 60

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 cups rolled oats, old-fashioned or quick
2 cups corn flakes or favorite dry flake cereal
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, sliced, (at room temperature)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup raisins
Coconut, chocolate chips (optional)

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add brown sugar and mix well. Add oats, corn flakes and butter. Mix thoroughly. Add eggs, vanilla and raisins. Mix well.
Roll dough into medium-size balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Lightly press each ball with a fork, making a crisscross pattern. Bake at 350F. for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack to cool.

Makes 5 dozen 3-inch cookies

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