My mom always made these at Christmas! Some Ranger Cookie recipes add a cup of chocolate chips along with or in place of the raisins, but my mom never did. She always used raisins and chopped pecans. You can use either Rice Krispies or Corn Flakes for the cereal.
Cream shortening, butter, or margarine and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to first mixture; mix well. Stir in Rice Krispies, oatmeal, raisins, and nuts (if using). Drop by the spoonful onto a very lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350-degrees until golden on top but still soft–10-12 minutes, depending on size. (Don’t over-bake or they get hard.) Will make about 5-6 dozen.
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