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Forest Ranger Cookies

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

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!

These Forest Ranger Cookies make a great addition to school lunches or after school snacks! And they’re great for breakfast too…wonderful with a cup of coffee 😉

Forest Ranger Cookies

Forest Ranger Cookies Recipes Tips

  • Oats: You can use quick oats or rolled oats.
  • Flour: Use all purpose flour. 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.
  • Coconut: Use sweetened, shredded coconut.
  • Cornflakes: Just regular cornflakes cereal.
  • Baking Time: I always bake my cookies on the lower end of time (9-10 minutes), because we like them soft and chewy!
  • Freezing: These cookies freeze beautifully. I keep a small batch out for lunches, then freeze a batch to enjoy later. Freeze in an airtight container or ziplock bag.
  • Ingredient Option: You can add 1 cup of raisins or chocolate chips if you like. These cookies are sweet enough without them so I really don’t think they need to be added, but you can certainly add them in!
Forest Ranger Cookies

Forest Ranger Cookies

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

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 dozen 1x
  • Category: Cookie
  • Method: Baking


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  • 1 cup butter
  • 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 shredded coconut
  • 2 cups cornflakes cereal


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using an electric mixer cream together both sugars and the butter.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Then mix in the vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  5. In another bowl, combine the oats, coconut and corn flakes.
  6. Combine butter mix with flour mix. Then add oat mix.
  7. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and press down lightly with a fork.
  8. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. 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!

    1. 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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Love this recipe and they freeze well! However, I did not have Cornflakes on hand, so used Rice Krispies, they are delicious!