L.A. Schools Ranger Cookies (also known as Flying Saucers)

Adapted in 1952 by food service director was Helen Crane,
Los Angeles Unified School District.


1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups oats
2 cups cornflakes
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cream butter with sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs.
Sift flour with baking powder, salt and soda. Blend into creamed
mixture. Add vanilla, cereals, coconut and nuts. Mix until
blended.

Drop dough by 2 1/2 tablespoons or by ice cream scoop (No. 24)
onto ungreased baking sheet. Flatten to 4-inch diameter.

Bake at 350 degrees 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies should be slightly
soft when removed from oven. Makes about 22 large cookies.

Note: For smaller cookies, use rounded teaspoon dough, do not
flatten and bake at 375 degrees 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 6
dozen.

Source: Los Angeles Times newspaper, November 9, 1989