Sunday, September 18, 2016

FOREST RANGER COOKIES






Our trip to Montreal this year, I wanted to surprise my MIL with a cookie that has her favorite ingredient- coconut. It's one ingredient that does not touch my lips so I knew I wouldn't be munching on them. It was her 85th birthday thus something she would love.

Gabe and Max did a taste test and both agreed they were worthy to go on the road trip to Canada.

Recipe from A Pretty Life

Ingredients:

1 cup butter - softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups oats 
2 cups coconut
2 cups cornflakes

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cream the butter with the white and brown sugars. When combined add eggs and vanilla

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Stir in oats, corn flakes & coconut.


 Shape dough into walnut-sized balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.

Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.


 Cool for about 1 minute on pan and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

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40 comments:

  1. What a sweet looking couple they are. I am happy your MIL liked her cookies. Happy 85th Birthday Mom.

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    1. My FIL is 88 and he loves playing cards on the computer!

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  2. I LOVE coconut and these look delicious! I know she enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing with #overthemoon

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    1. I hope you enjoy them as much as she did!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Happy 85th birthday to Mom. Both of them look wonderful. The cookies I am sure were a hit. I used to make some kind of cookie with corn flake crumbs. I will have to check this one out. Welcome back. I hope you had a wonderful time.

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    1. You know me- I needed to use up cornflakes so all I needed to buy was the coconut!

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  4. I love the cookie recipe! Sounds delicious!
    Happy Birthday to your MIL she looks fantastic!
    Michelle

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    1. Thanks for her birthday wishes- I'm going to copy and print them out so I can send them to her.

      Hope you like the cookies.

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  5. This sounds similar to the rainforest cookies I make - you could always try them out sometime without the coconut!

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    1. I will! I sure won't be buying coconut again anytime soon- LOL

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  6. Yummy. What a sweet surprise. And sweet pic. Recipe sounds good!
    Fall is a great time to bake cookies. Come over and share at The Fabulous Fall
    Party! It's over here:
    http://mychristmasjourney.blogspot.com/2016/09/fabulous-fall-party-3.html
    Bring some cookies to the party!

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    1. Thanks for the invitation! Cookies are now posted.

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  7. Happy Birthday to your Mother in Law, Linda! Your Forest Ranger Cookies sound delicious - I love coconut too. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul LInk Party.

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    1. She isn't going to believe all the birthday wishes and when I tell her you are from England she is really going to be surprised!

      I make a huge tin and she freezes them. Takes out one cookie a night-LOL!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I think I've made something like this before and they were fantastic. copied to try. Thanks!

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  9. Oh these sound delicious! YUM!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  10. Hi Linda, These cookies sound delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Blessings, Janet

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  11. What a great gesture. I bet they enjoyed them especially since you made them. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon! I can't wait to see what you are sharing next week. Enjoy.

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    1. We visit once a year and I always make a huge tin of cookies for both of them. My MIL loves coconut and since it was her 85th birthday I surprised her with a cookie that I didn't get to sample! LOL

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  12. I think my mother used to make these, but just called them Rangers. Thanks for posting, I'm going to make these.

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    1. I hope you like them

      Appreciate you stopping by!

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  13. What a great cookie and sentiment!

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  14. Thanks for sharing at #WonderfulWednesday. Have a great week!

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  15. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Enjoy your week ahead!

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  16. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

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  17. Sounds delish to me. What a sweet thing for you to do for your MIL. Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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    1. I hope when I'm 85 someone bakes for me!

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  18. Delicious, you got the smile in their face,that is appreciation and love you need to go on making more yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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  19. Oh I love coconut!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday. My blog was down last week but it's up and running again. I hope you can find time to stop by and share some more this week! Pinned!

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    1. I missed you Elaine! I kept going back and checking, sorry you had problems.

      You know I'll be there on Thursday!

      Thanks for the pin.

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  20. I'm trying to decide if the coconut or the cornflakes is the surprise but secret ingredient that puts these over the top? Thanks again, for another fantastic recipe and story at country fair blog party! Jan

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