Ranger cookies are made with rolled oats and cereal. Judy Kiburz Harrison won best-in-class at the Iowa State Fair for her version, which adds Beer Nuts for a peanutty twist.
Preheat oven to 350°. Spread oats on a baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, about 8 minutes.
In a large bowl, beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add brown and granulated sugars; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix well. Fold in toasted oats, the rice cereal and peanuts.
Drop dough by teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until edges are golden, about 8 minutes. Remove; cool on wire racks.