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Forest Ranger cookies taste better shared!

Sis advised: "Always eat something – like a cookie - with your tea."

She always made sure she had something to serve with tea when folks dropped over. There were always cookies in a tin, or muffins in the Tupperware or even store-bought Digestives that were great for dipping.


When going through her cookbooks one recipe caught my eye, Forest Ranger cookies. Turns out the recipe was submitted by my aunt, now 107 years old! I think there must be something special in these cookies that centenarians love. Try them for yourself. It might be the recipe that helps folks live long but I like to think it's the act of sharing tea and cookies with friends that does the trick!

Forest Ranger Cookies (submitted by my Aunt Cis)

1 C sugar

I C brown sugar

1 C Spry (now known as shortening)

2 beaten eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

2 C oatmeal

2 C Rice Krispies

1 C coconut

2 C flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder


Mix first 5 ingredients. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and mix well. Stir in oatmeal, Rice Krispies and coconut. Form in patties. Bake in moderate (I'm guessing 375). Makes lots!

Remember cookies are best shared! Happy baking and sharing!

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