This is an old recipe from the 20's and 30's.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cream shortening, add sugar gradually. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.

  • Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together and mix with the first mixture. Add oatmeal, rice cereal, and coconut. Mix well.

  • Drop by tablespoons on slightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

338.8 calories; 4.4 g protein; 50 g carbohydrates; 20.7 mg cholesterol; 195.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (64)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2003
I have an old magasine withh the recipe in it. The only big differance is it calls for 2 cups flour not 3. My favorite cookie! Read More
(71)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2003
This recipe was very dry when cooked as directed. However I add an extra egg and one cup milk and they turned out much better and very chewy. Great recipe with the added ingredients. Read More
(52)
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2003
I have an old magasine withh the recipe in it. The only big differance is it calls for 2 cups flour not 3. My favorite cookie! Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2003
I have an old magasine withh the recipe in it. The only big differance is it calls for 2 cups flour not 3. My favorite cookie! Read More
(71)
Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2003
This recipe was very dry when cooked as directed. However I add an extra egg and one cup milk and they turned out much better and very chewy. Great recipe with the added ingredients. Read More
(52)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2004
I have a recipe for these but mine just calls for 2 cups of flour so that is why the 4 stars and not 5. We also like to interchange with different things like m&m's raisins chopped nuts craisins etc... Usually add 3/4 a cup of the added ingredients. Do NOT try using a mixer to blend the flour mixture to the shortening/sugar/egg mixture!!! You will burn up a mixer in no time flat! It is a very thick dough but if made with 2 cups flour they are very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2003
very good - make sure to use one cup less flour or to add milk and egg like another reviewer recommended. Both "solution" take care of the dryness Read More
(18)
Rating: 1 stars
07/10/2003
I thought that this recipe had wAAAAY too much dry ingredients for the amount of wet ingredients called for but instead of following my instincts I followed the recipe to the letter. What a mess! I added 1/2 cup more shortening 1 more egg and a bit of milk. I also used butter flavor shortening because I like the buttery taste. If not for the error in the ingredients I would rate these cookies as 4 stars. Now I will always check reviews before I try a new recipe. Lesson learned. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2004
I cut back on the flour and added double the salt and vanilla plus added a heaping teaspoon of cinnamon. There are really wonderful cookies and bring back a great memory. Thank you Karen Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2003
I was looking for a ranger cookie recipe to enter i LA Country Fair well I used this one and I took 3rd place. IT was my first time usig this recipe I did however add extra 1/2 cup of real butter and they turned out wonderful Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2004
I made these last year in my christmas cookie assortment and they were great once I added milk and an egg to the second batch. I am making them again this year with one less cup of flour and that will do the trick. Rave reviews from all. Trust me they are too dry if you don't reduse the flour. I sifted the flour and it was still too much. It was probably an error in typing the recipe for the web. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2004
This recipe would be 4 stars if you remove 1 cup of flour. My mother has had the exact recipe since the med 1950's. but hers calls for 2 cups of flour not 3; and that makes a fairly stiff dough. Read More
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