A Very Royal Recipe: Ranger Cookies

These cookies have been a favorite for years on board Royal Caribbean ships.
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Our infamous coconut ranger cookies are the perfect sweet treat to put a smile on your face.

Credit: Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean serves up a world of different flavors and culinary adventures, from fresh pasta made daily to freshly baked sweets like our popular coconut ranger cookies. The ranger cookie is an “everything but the kitchen sink” kind of treat—you throw in whatever tasty stuff is lying around, such as oats and chocolate chips. Our version kicks it up a notch with shredded coconut and coconut milk, which give it that extra oomph in texture and flavor.

So that you can bring a bit of Royal Caribbean into your home and be a hero in your family’s eyes, we’re sharing the famous recipe. This is one sure way you’ll always be in the spirit for the high seas, no matter where you are or the time of the year. Before you start, brush up on baking tips to help with measuring ingredients, and keep a handy conversion chart nearby.



Royal Caribbean’s Coconut Ranger Cookies

Start to finish: 22 minutes (10 minutes active)

Servings: 24 cookies



  • 600 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 500 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 500 grams brown sugar
  • 80 grams dried coconut, shredded
  • 100 milliliters coconut milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  • Preheat oven to 350 F (176 C).
  • In a bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda.
  • In another bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in eggs one by one until well blended.
  • Mix in the coconut milk and vanilla extract.
  • Fold in dry mixture of flour and baking soda, and then the dried coconut until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  • Using an ice-cream scoop or 1/4-cup measure, scoop cookie dough onto a baking sheet and mold into a circular shape.
  • Bake until slightly puffed but barely colored, 9-12 minutes.


We know it might be hard to resist, but make sure to let the cookies cool before digging in.

Now, enjoy these treats with your beverage of choice (we won’t judge!) as you imagine your next vacation. For some more inspiration, find all the Royal Caribbean cruises you can take here.