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Rocky Mountain Cookies


Rocky Mountain Cookies

I heard everyone talking about Rocky Mountain cookies a while back, but I’d never heard of them before. Seriously, everywhere I go someone is saying something about making these. So, the other night a scout group was doing service and needed some cookies so I whipped up a batch of these. It’s a little bit of everything and totally worth it.

What Is The Difference Between Old Fashioned Oats and Quick Oats?

Old fashioned oats are rolled whole-grain oat kernels.

Quick oats are made by first cutting the oat kernel into small pieces, before being rolled.

Quick oats absorb water better than old fashioned oats.

Can You Substitute Quick Oats for Old Fashioned?

For baking quick oats can be used in place of old fashioned oats.

But, if a recipe calls for quick oats, you may not get the same results with old fashioned oats.

How Long Will Cookies Keep?

Freshly baked cookies will last for about 2-3 weeks at room temperature.

Crisp cookies should be stored loosely covered.

Soft, moist cookies should be stored in an air tight container or a zip lock bag.


Rocky Mountain Cookies

Raised in the Kitchen - Carrian Cheney
53 days

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Rocky Mountain Cookies

Rocky Mountain Cookies

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 30
It's a little bit of everything and totally worth it.


  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Butter softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Oats old fashioned
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Cereal Rice Krispies


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a standing mixer, beat the sugars with the butter together until creamed together. Then add in the egg and vanilla.
  • Next, pour in the flour, soda, salt, and baking powder. Mix together until combined.
  • Turn the mixer to low and add in the oats and chocolate chips. Remove the bowl from the mixer, and fold in the Rice Krispies by hand.
  • Drop scoops of the dough onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes until the cookies are golden. 


These cookies can be frozen for up to a month.
Nutrition Facts
Rocky Mountain Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 141IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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  • The picture at the top of the post does not match the picture at the top of the recipe. I’m guessing the second picture is correct since it is chocolate.

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    • Oh my goodness, Joy! I don’t know how this happened, but that’s the totally wrong recipe card for that post. I’m working on getting it corrected now. Thank you so much for alerting me to the error!

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      • Wait?!? Where did the old devil’s food cake cookies go? I made these for a cookie exchange in December and people loved them! I went to make them again and it’s gone.
        We called them mount killamenjaro cookies.

      • I’m so sorry Lindsay! Yes, I have it somewhere. I corrected this recipe card to be the recipe for the Rocky Mountain cookies shown in the picture. I have a couple of crazy days coming up here, but I’ll look for it and post it asap.

  • I think it may depend where you are from. I have had this recipe many times, by different names. In Houston, Tx, they were Cowgirl Cookies. In St. Louis, Mo, they are Crispy Cookies, and in Southern Florida, where I lived for a couple years, they were Ranger Cookies. No matter what we called them, they were always delicious!

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    • I can’t stop eating them no matter what they are called…haha!

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  • I have had similar cookies, but I've never heard them called Rocky Mountain Cookies. I wish I had one right now!!

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