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Forest Ranger Cookies

These Forest Ranger Cookies are a family favourite! They’re loaded with oats, coconut and cornflakes.

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This is a recipe from my mom, who is my greatest source of fabulous recipes!  (thanks Mom!) I grew up with Forest Ranger cookies and now these sweet and chewy cookies are in my cookie making rotation for my own family.  They’re loaded with oats, coconut and cornflakes making them a nice change from the usual chocolate chip cookie.  I also love this recipe because it makes a huge batch (4 dozen), so you can have some now and freeze the rest for later!

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Forest Ranger Cookies

These cookies make a great addition to school lunches or after school snacks!  I hope you love them as much as we do!



Forest Ranger Cookies

These Forest Ranger Cookies are a family favourite! They’re loaded with oats, coconut and cornflakes.


  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups oats
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 2 cups cornflakes


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together both sugars and the butter.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  6. In another bowl, combine the oats, coconut and corn flakes.
  7. Combine butter mix with flour mix. Then add oat mix.
  8. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and press lightly with a fork.
  9. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.


  • I always bake my cookies on the lower end of time (9-10 minutes), because we like them soft and chewy!
  • For a little extra nutrition, you can substitute in some whole wheat flour:  1/2 cup whole wheat, 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour.  Or just play with the ratios until you get the flavour balance you like!
  • These cookies freeze beautifully.  I keep a small batch out for lunches, then freeze a batch to enjoy later.

Forest Ranger Cookies

Hope you enjoy them!

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    b. lee
    March 4, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    pretty!!! yummy recipe * *

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    March 4, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    They look so yummy! We love anything to do with coconut. I’m going to have to try these 🙂

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    March 4, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Interesting cookie! Just when I thought I’ve tried every cookie, there’s a new one to taste! I don’t think I’ve had these but they sound delicious!

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    March 4, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    I forgot about these! You make them look so yummy and beautiful!

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    Lisa Cash
    March 5, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Saw this at be different, act normal. can’t wait to try them! yummy!

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    Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper
    March 5, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    These sound super yummy! I’m bookmarking these for a possible feature on my Cookie Time Tuesday!

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    Stephanie Smith
    March 7, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    We use to make these all the time when I was younger. We just called them Ranger cookies, though.

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    Gallamore West
    March 19, 2011 at 12:18 AM

    I’m bookmarking these. They look delicious!!
    Visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

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    Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles
    March 19, 2011 at 2:02 AM

    Love cookies! These sound wonderful!
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    March 19, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Hi there Jo-Anne, im visiting you from thirty hand made days pity party. ive just made your cookies and can i just say they are amazing! being from the uk we dont get that many good cookie recipies. i will be repeating this one! thanks again
    Samantha x

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    Christina @ The Tattered Tag
    March 20, 2011 at 5:28 AM

    Super yummy, can’t wait to try your recipe. I invite you to link up any & all of your delightful creations to The Homespun Bake Shop @ The Tattered Tag. It’s a great, new place to share & find delicious inspiration. My weekly blog bash K.I.S.S. is also in full swing, so please link up there too. Happy to be a new follower. 🙂

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    A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
    March 22, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Thank you so much for all your nice comments!

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    March 24, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    looks really good, i am going to try and make them tonight

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    April 13, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    So why are they called forest ranger cookies?

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    A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
    April 13, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Hi Anonymous! That’s a good question! I’m not exactly sure why they are called Forest Rangers – but that’s the only name I know them by! 😉

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    November 20, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    My Aunt has a Forest Ranger cookie recipe that I love, but she has not been able to find it around the house! To help with my cravings of these delicious cookies I found your recipe and it was great! No one knows what I am talking about when I mention Forest Ranger cookies lol. I made my first batch way to big but the other cookies came out perfectly. I think I got almost 48 cookies! Thanks for the recipe!

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      November 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      I love to hear stories like these! No one ever knows what I’m talking about when I mention Forest Ranger Cookies either! But once they try them, they never forget! 😉

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    October 28, 2018 at 7:17 AM

    Sounds like ? what I have being looking for. Can’t wait to try. Thanks.

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