Monday, September 28, 2015

Pumpkin Ranger Cookies

Last Thursday, I attended another fantastic Charleston Blog Society event.  This time, Gillian planned a Pinterest Potluck at Hannah's house.  The plan was to get together, drink some wine, eat some delicious food, and talk about ways to make our Pinterest pages better!  I definitely learned a lot about analytics, how to create one cohesive "brand," and how to make sure the right keywords are in each pin.  (Shameless plug: I spent part of the weekend working on my own page, so if you want to check it out, here's the link!)
The group: (top row) JacquelynGillianErika, me, Shree, Madison, (bottom row) HannahLanieTiffany, Jeanne, and Kate
My original plan was to make something off of my "need to make it" board, but since it was also the second day of fall, I thought it'd be fun to make something pumpkin-inspired.  So, I came up with the idea to concoct a recipe and then put it on Pinterest afterwards to use all of the fun tips and tricks I would learn at the party!  So, here's the recipe.  It's based on one of my favorite recipes from my mom.  Her Ranger Cookies are so good, and add a can of pumpkin and a few spices and you really have the perfect fall treat!
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
15 oz can pumpkin
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup uncooked oats
3/4 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup rice cereal
1 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cream shortening, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in mixer.
3. Add in eggs and pumpkin.
4. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a separate bowl.
5. Add dry mixture to wet ingredients a little at a time.
6. Take the cookie mixture off the mixture and stir in oats, coconut, cereal, and chocolate chips.
7. Drop tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
This recipe made a batch of almost 50 cookies, so it was perfect for a large group.  They were so fantastically soft and chewy!  If you make them, definitely let me know what you think!


Carly said...

What a fun blog event! Your cookies look like they turned out so good + the photos are awesome!

Nichole @ said...

These sound so good, and super festive for fall!

Nichole @ said...

These sound so good, and super festive for fall!

Emily said...

Your Pinterest looks fantastic! Time to go stalk all your boards ;)

BLovedBoston said...

I love the wonderful charleston community of bloggers you have and that potluck sounds like it was a lot of fun! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Julie said...

I'm not a fan of pumpkin however with all the other ingredients it might not taste that bad!

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

Great cookies, great blog event!

kelsey @ so much life to live said...

Yum! I actually haven't heard of "ranger cookies" before, but I like that you spiced them up with pumpkin!

How did you find a blogging community in Atlanta for a meet-up? I'd love to find something like that in Austin!

The Lowcountry Mama said...

These were so good!! I'll pin it for when I get a chance to make them.

I need to find some time to work on my Pinterest too.. I moved up the fall boards, I guess that's a start =)

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

You guys always have the best events! Pinning those cookies now, they sound perfect for fall!

Unknown said...

yummm these sound So good! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Christina Lea Loves said...

Mmm these sound delicious and the blogging ladies event sounds like a blast!

molly killorin said...

Yum - these look delicious! Love that even your mixer is orange :) Hoping to make it to the next event and meet you!


Summer said...

These look delicious! i love everything pumpkin♥

P!nky said...

Looks like such a fun blog event! I need to find one up near me again!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Dang girl! Those cookies look amazing! I had planned on doing some baking this weekend... then I didn't haha! Glad you had fun at the blogger event! Happy Monday!
<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Rebecca Jo said...

I bet those were a HUGE hit!
I love your little tea thingie... why cant I think of the name of it... #mymindisgone

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

What a great group! I don't think nearly enough of my Pinterest lately. Those look yummy!

Elizabeth said...

These look so good! This is the first time I have visited your blog and saw you live in Charleston; I live in the upstate of SC! Love finding SC girls! :)

Love Always,

Unknown said...

It is so awesome that you are able to get together with other bloggers in your community...I'm currently searching for other bloggers in my area but it's turning out to be more difficult than expected! - Svetlana @Life With a Side of Wine

Katie Elizabeth said...

Yummmm! These look so good - love when you have all the ingredients in your pantry already. They would be awesome with some white chocolate chips thrown in, too!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

So much fun and those cookies look DELISH <3

Green Fashionista

Jen said...

Oh my goodness, these cookies look and sound amazing!

LHWinstead said...

How fun you enjoyed another get together :) Those cookies look divine--- definitely jotting down that recipe!

The Siberian American said...

Those cookies look amazing-I need to make them this fall! :)

Anonymous said...

Seriously us Baltimore gals need to make it down there for one of these events, are we allowed?! haha. Also, Jacquelyn looks so cute with her little babes!

Pink and Green Mom said...

Mmmm, wish I had some of these cookies to eat this morning! They were sooo good!!

Jen said...

These look amazing and I might have to try these next!! I would love to hear some tips on Pinterest. I get a lot of traffic to my blog through Pinterest but I'll be honest I'm not sure what I'm doing. Ha!

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